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Accident: 14339139 - Finger Amputated And Crushed In Punch Press

Accident: 14339139 -- Report ID: 0453710 -- Event Date: 01/17/1985
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1499554202/14/19853469P T Components
EMPLOYEE #2, WORKING ON THE FIRST SHIFT ON JANUARY 17, 1985, WAS OPERATING A NIAGARA 110 TON PUNCH PRESS. HE MOMENTARILY REMOVED HIS RIGHT HAND FROM THE PULL BACK HARNESS. WHEN HE RESUMED USING THE PRESS, HE FAILED TO REATTACH THE PULL BACK. AS A RESULT HE SUFFERED A CRUSHING INJURY TO HIS RIGHT INDEX FINGER. EMPLOYEE #1, WORKING THE SECOND SHIFT THE SAME DAY, WAS OPERATING A VERSON 400 TON PUNCH PRESS. THE CHAIN WHICH CONTROLS THE ANTI-REPEAT FUNCTION BROKE, CAUSING THE MACHINE TO CONTINUE CYCLING. EMPLOYEE #1'S RING FINGER ON HIS LEFT HAND WAS AMPUTATED AT THE FIRST DIGIT.
Keywords: pull back device, amputated, finger, crushed, punch press, broken chain, press
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 14995542 Non Hospitalized injury Other Punching and stamping press machine operators
2 14995542 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Punching and stamping press machine operators

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