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Accident: 14264436 - Employee'S Fingers Fractured By Punch Press

Accident: 14264436 -- Report ID: 0950411 -- Event Date: 02/14/1989
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10813659901/26/19893585Phoenix Manufacturing, Inc.
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10813687003/03/19893585Phoenix Manufacturing, Inc.
At approximately 7:30 a.m. on February 14, 1989, Employee #1 was in the press department (#200), operating a Niagara single stroke 25 ton mechanical power punch press, serial #J4, equipped with a single foot pedal control. While fabricating a 1 5/16 in. by 4 in. 20 gauge galvanized steel plate blower bracket for the leg of the cooler housing, Employee #1 opened the guard to remove material from the punch point area. As he reached forward, placing additional pressure on the foot pedal, the press cycled. Employee #1 sustained a fracture and avulsion of the index and ring fingers on his right hand. Tongs had been provided but were not being used
Keywords: finger, guard, work rules, crushed, point of operation, foot-powered press, press operator, punch press, press, inattention
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 108136599 Occupation Not Listed
2 108136870 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Punching and stamping press machine operators

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