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Accident: 14235832 - Improper Procedure In Punch Press Set-Up; Fingers Amputated

Accident: 14235832 -- Report ID: 0552700 -- Event Date: 10/01/1985
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1491143210/03/19853799Polaris Industries Inc
EMPLOYEE #1 WAS PLACING A NEW DIE IN A PUNCH PRESS. HE HAD THE PRESS IN THE LOCK MODE FOR SETTING UP THE PRESS. WHEN HE FINISHED, HE PLACED THE PRESS IN THE CONTINUOUS, RATHER THAN SINGLE-STROKE, MODE. HE PLACED HIS HAND IN THE DIE AREA AND THE RAM CAME DOWN, AMPUTATING THREE OF HIS FINGERS.
Keywords: die, amputated, finger, work rules, set up, punch press, untrained, press, ram
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 14911432 Hospitalized injury Amputation Punching and stamping press machine operators

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