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Accident: 14342596 - Employee Lost Two Fingers In Power Press Accident

Accident: 14342596 -- Report ID: 0418800 -- Event Date: 12/23/1986
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10171894812/23/19863585Watsco Inc.
EMPLOYEE #1 WAS SETTING UP A POWER PRESS FOR THE AUTOMATIC FEED MODE. THE RAM MADE A STROKE AND AMPUTATED 2 OF HIS FINGERS. DURING THE SET UP PROCESS, WHENEVER THE EMPLOYEE ACTIVATED THE PRESS PIECES OF STOCK WOULD STICK TO THE TOP DIE, WHICH HAD BEEN MADE STICKY BY GREASE CONTAMINATION. THE EMPLOYEE WOULD THEN REMOVE THE PIECES WITH HIS LEFT HAND, PLACING HIMSELF IN PERIL. THE PRESS WAS NOT GUARDED. THE EMPLOYEE FAILED TO USE TOOLS TO REACH INTO THE POINT OF OPERATION, EVEN THOUGH SUCH TOOLS WERE AVAILABLE.
Keywords: die, amputated, power press, finger, work rules, point of operation, unguarded, ram
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 101718948 Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported

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