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Accident: 14277115 - Fingers Amputated In A Mechanical Power Press

Accident: 14277115 -- Report ID: 0112300 -- Event Date: 07/26/1984
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
181764208/08/19843873Faco Metal Products Inc
ON JUNE 27,1984 EMPLOYEE #1 WAS OPERATING A ROUSELLE, 10 TON CAPACITY, FULL REVOLUTION, MECHANICAL POWER PRESS, ASSEMBLING 2 5/8" PENDULUM PIECES. THE PRESS REPEATED, RESULTING IN EMPLOYEE #1 LOSING PORTIONS OF TWO FINGERS. INVESTIGATION REVEALED THAT A TENSION TYPE COIL SPRING, SUSPENDING THE CLUTCH ENGAGEMENT LEVER, BROKE, ALLOWING THE LEVER TO DROP. THIS CAUSED THE PRESS TO COMPLETE A CYCLE AS IF IN AUTOMATIC MODE. THE PRESS WAS EQUIPPED WITH A TWO HAND CONTROL SYSTEM. THE SYSTEM'S ARRANGEMENT, INSTALLATION AND OPERATION SEEMED TO BE ADEQUATE AND WHEN TESTED DID FUNCTION AS REQUIRED.
Keywords: amputated, clutch lever, power press, finger, two-hand control
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1817642 Hospitalized injury Amputation Occupation not reported

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