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Accident: 14464614 - Arm Caught Between Punch And Die On Power Punch Press

Accident: 14464614 -- Report ID: 0551800 -- Event Date: 03/20/1984
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1470007403/23/19843498Elkhart Products Corp
ON MARCH 20, 1984, AT 5:15 PM, EMPLOYEE #1 WAS OPERATING PUNCH PRESS #807 IN DEPARTMENT 62 OF THE ELKHART PRODUCTS CORPORATION. HE WAS PLACING A THREE INCH TEE INTO THE DIE, TO BE SIZED BY THE PUNCH PRESS. HE DROPPED THE PART. IT LANDED BEHIND THE DIE AREA OF THE PRESS WITH SOME PARTS THAT HAD ALREADY BEEN SIZED. IN ORDER TO RETREIVE THE PART HE UNHOOKED HIS LEFT HAND FROM THE PULL BACK SAFETY DEVICE AND REACHED THROUGH AND BEYOND THE DIE AREA. HE INADVERTENTLY STEPPED ON THE PRESS FOOT CONTROL SWITCH WITH HIS RIGHT FOOT. THE PRESS OPERATED, CATCHING HIS LEFT ARM. HE RECEIVED A TWO INCH PUNCTURE THROUGH HIS ARM BETWEEN THE WRIST AND ELBOW AND FRACTURED SEVERAL BONES.
Keywords: pull back device, die, fracture, power press, arm, press
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 14700074 Hospitalized injury Puncture Punching and stamping press machine operators

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