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Accident: 14238471 - Employee'S Hand Crushed In Threading Machine.

Accident: 14238471 -- Report ID: 0953210 -- Event Date: 02/25/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11119999803/05/19913498Desert Fire Protection
Employee #1 was trying to adjust a pipe threading machine so that a 2 in. pipe would be in the middle of the threading die. He knew that the hand lever on the left side of the table was used to move the table with the pipe toward the threading heads. He did not realize, however, that if his body leaned against the table carrying the pipe, the table would react as if the hand lever had been pulled back. Employee #1 had his left hand in the jaw area of the threader, trying to loosen a bolt with a wrench. As he applied pressure to the wrench, his body pushed the table toward the threading heads. The table moved forward, activating the pneumatics of the machine and causing the pipe jaws on the clamps to close on his hand and crush it.
Keywords: maintenance, threading machine, work rules, control lever, caught by, lockout, crushed, communication, hand
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 111199998 Non Hospitalized injury Fracture Miscellaneous precision metal workers

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