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Accident: 14382857 - Fingers Amputated In Mechanical Power Press

Accident: 14382857 -- Report ID: 0521400 -- Event Date: 11/17/1986
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10008177711/17/19868731Continental Can Company Inc., Menu Box Division
EMPLOYEE #1 WAS TESTING A DIE TO BE USED FOR REMOVING FLASH AROUND PLASTIC FOOD SERVING DISHES IN A RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT FACILITY. THE PART WAS HAND FED INTO THE DIE AND APPARENTLY POSITIONED IMPROPERLY. EMPLOYEE #1 ATTEMPTED TO REPOSITION THE PART AFTER ACTUATING TWO HARD TRIPS. THE PRESS CYCLED, AMPUTATING HIS FINGERS. HE WAS WEARING PULLLBACKS AT THE TIME OF THE ACCIDENT, BUT THEY WERE NOT ADJUSTED FOR HIM BEFORE HE WAS ALLOWED TO OPERATE THE MACHINE.
Keywords: pull back device, die, power press, finger, work rules, point of operation, press
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 100081777 Hospitalized injury Amputation Occupation not reported

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