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Accident: 14250419 - Fingers Amputatated In Power Press

Accident: 14250419 -- Report ID: 0453710 -- Event Date: 08/25/1986
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1530220109/30/19863499Minute Man Anchors Inc
ON AUGUST 25, 1986, AT APPROXIMATELY 7:30 AM, EMPLOYEE #1 WAS HAND FEEDING FOUR INCH METAL DISKS INTO DIES. SHE ACTUATED THE TWO HAND TRIP DEVICE AND THE PRESS CYCLED. THE EMPLOYEE THEN REACHED INTO THE DIE AREA TO REMOVE THE DISK AND THE PRESS RECYCLED. HER HANDS WERE CAUGHT BETWEEN THE DIES. THE TOLEDO PRESS, SERIAL NUMBER 28144, HAD A BAD ELECTRICALLY OPERATED AIR RELAY SWITCH. THE EMPLOYEE LOST THE INDEX FINGER ON HER RIGHT HAND AND PART OF THE THUMB, INDEX AND MIDDLE FINGERS ON HER LEFT HAND.
Keywords: die, amputated, power press, finger, thumb, two-hand control, point of operation
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 15302201 Hospitalized injury Amputation Punching and stamping press machine operators

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