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Accident: 14223549 - Right Forefinger Caught Between Die And Guard

Accident: 14223549 -- Report ID: 0551800 -- Event Date: 07/27/1984
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1469536508/10/19843496Mid West Spring Mfg Co
AT APPROXIMATELY 830 AM ON JULY 27, 1984, EMPLOYEE #1 INCURRED A LACERATED FOREFINGER ON HIS RIGHT HAND WHILE OPERATING A VERTICAL MECHANICAL PRESS. EMPLOYEE #1 DROPPED A SPRING. HE TRIED TO RETRIEVE IT. THE SPRING DROPPED BETWEEN THE LOWER DIE AND THE DIE GUARD. EMPLOYEE #1 STUCK HIS FINGER INTO THE SPACE BETWEEN THE DIE AND THE DIE GUARD WHILE THE DIE WAS STILL DESCENDING. HIS FINGER WAS PINCHED BETWEEN THE DIE AND GUARD, RESULTING IN A DEEP LACERATION OF THE FINGER. THE MECHANICAL PRESS NAME WAS NOT KNOWN. THE INVENTORY NUMBER WAS D526. THE PRESS HAD A STATIONARY DIE AT THE TOP. PARTS WERE PLACED ON THE LOWER DIE, AND THE LOWER DIE THEN RAISED TO PRESS THE PARTS.
Keywords: die, power press, finger, guard, die guard, laceration, point of operation, press
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 14695365 Non Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Misc. metal,plastic,stone&glass-working mach. op's

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