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Accident: 14297402 - Employee'S Hands Amputated In Power Press

Accident: 14297402 -- Report ID: 0352420 -- Event Date: 03/04/1986
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10202889103/11/19862396Acme Pad Corporation
Employee #1 was attempting to adjust a hydraulic power press when it activated, catching both of her hands in the point of operation and amputating them. The point of operation was provided with a barrier guard. It had been adjusted, however, to a height that allowed the operator to reach under the guard and have her hands in the point of operation when the machine cycled.
Keywords: maintenance, amputated, power press, guard, work rules, lockout, point of operation, hydraulic press, press operator, hand
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 102028891 Hospitalized injury Amputation Punching and stamping press machine operators

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