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Accident: 14332290 - Employee'S Finger Amputated In Punch Press

Accident: 14332290 -- Report ID: 0418100 -- Event Date: 06/21/1985
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
216765806/21/19852542Masterack, A Leggett & Platt Company
EMPLOYEE #1 WAS OPERATING A NIAGARA FULL-REVOLUTION MECHANICAL POWER PRESS, PUNCHING HOLES IN METAL TUBES. THE PRESS WAS EQUIPPED WITH TWO HAND TRIPS. THE EMPLOYEE APPARENTLY REACHED INTO THE DIE AREA TO REMOVE A PART WHEN THE PRESS UNEXPECTEDLY CYCLED. HER RIGHT INDEX FINGER WAS AMPUTATED AT THE FIRST JOINT. THE HAND TRIPS WERE NOT LOCATED AT THE CORRECT SAFE DISTANCE FROM THE POINT OF OPERATION. ALSO, EMPLOYEE #1 DID NOT USE THE TOOLS PROVIDED BY THE EMPLOYER TO REMOVE PARTS FROM THE DIES.
Keywords: die, amputated, finger, work rules, two-hand control, point of operation, punch press, press
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 2167658 Hospitalized injury Amputation Occupation not reported

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