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Accident: 14380109 - Inexperienced Student Amputates Finger In Punch Press

Accident: 14380109 -- Report ID: 0522000 -- Event Date: 05/20/1988
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10132462205/20/19883679P/H Electronics, Inc
Employee #1 was a co-op student working on a full-revolution, foot pedal operated O.B.I. press. He had worked several weeks for the employer, but this was his first day on the punch press. The setup person showed Employee #1 how to run the parts but did not tell him to use the press's pull out straps; they had not been used when stamping larger parts. Employee #1 had just been told not to put his hand in the die area. Employee #1 was then told by the foreman to run the part turned over so the burr would face the inside of the assembled part. When Employee #1 started having problems fitting the part on the locating pins, he reached into the press to push the part down on the pins and accidentally tripped the press. Employee #1 amputated his finger.
Keywords: pull back device, amputated, finger, work rules, foot control, inexperience, punch press, untrained
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 101324622 Hospitalized injury Amputation Occupation not reported

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