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Accident: 14254247 - Employee'S Finger Crushed In Punch Press

Accident: 14254247 -- Report ID: 0453710 -- Event Date: 02/12/1987
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1527630604/09/19873499Minute Man Anchors, Inc.
AT APPROXIMATELY 11:30 AM ON FEBRUARY 12, 1987, EMPLOYEE #1 WAS HAND FEEDING 11 BY 1 1/4 INCH ANGLE IRONS INTO A PRESS DIE. HE WAS USING A UNITOOL SECURED BETWEEN THE UPPER AND LOWER DIE. DURING THE OPERATION THE UNITOOL TURNED OVER. WHEN EMPLOYEE #1 REACHED INTO THE DIE AREA TO RESET THE TOLL AND STOCK, HIS FOOT INADVERTENTLY ACTIVATED THE FOOT SWITCH. THE PRESS CYCLED, CAUSING HIS RIGHT INDEX FINGER TO BE CAUGHT IN THE DIE.
Keywords: die, finger, work rules, foot control, crushed, point of operation, unguarded
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 15276306 Non Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Punching and stamping press machine operators

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