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Accident: 14223812 - Employee'S Fingers Amputated On Punch Press

Accident: 14223812 -- Report ID: 0551800 -- Event Date: 12/24/1986
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10196505101/05/19873599Modern Machine & Stamping
AT APPROXIMATELY 11 AM ON DECEMBER 24, 1986, EMPLOYEE #1 WAS OPERATING A JOHNSON 55 TON FULL REVOLUTION PUNCH PRESS. THE EMPLOYEE WAS IN THE PROCESS OF REMOVING A PART FROM THE DIE AREA WITH HIS LEFT HAND WHEN THE PRESS CYCLED, AMPUTATING 4 FINGERS AND ABOUT HALF OF HIS HAND. THE EMPLOYEE WAS WEARING PULL BACKS, BUT THE PULL BACKS HAD NOT BEEN PROPERLY ADJUSTED. THE PRESS ALSO DID NOT HAVE A SINGLE STROKE MECHANISM.
Keywords: pull back device, die, amputated, finger, point of operation, punch press, hand, press, unguarded
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 101965051 Hospitalized injury Amputation Punching and stamping press machine operators

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