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Accident: 14513618 - Employee'S Hand Crushed In Punch Press

Accident: 14513618 -- Report ID: 0521100 -- Event Date: 08/19/1986
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10173126308/19/19862515Benson Corporation
EMPLOYEE #1 WAS OPERATING A ROUSELLE PARTIAL REVOLUTION FOOT OPERATED POWER PRESS. SHE WAS HAND FEEDING THE PIECES, VIA A SLIDE MECHANISM, INTO THE POINT OF OPERATION. A PIECE STUCK IN THE DIE, PROMPTING THE EMPLOYEE TO REACH INTO THE DIE TO REMOVE THE PART. SHE INADVERTENTLY TRIPPED THE PRESS WHILE HER HAND WAS IN THE DIE. HER RIGHT HAND AND WRIST WERE CRUSHED, FRACTURING ALL THE BONES AND DESTROYING ALL THE NERVES AND TENDONS. THE GUARD HAD A LARGE OPENING CUT IN IT, ALLOWING HER TO REACH THROUGH IT INTO THE POINT OF OPERATION.
Keywords: die, fracture, finger, work rules, point of operation, punch press, hand, press, unguarded
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 101731263 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported

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