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Accident: 14560155 - Employee'S Hand Severed By Falling Die

Accident: 14560155 -- Report ID: 0112600 -- Event Date: 05/30/1985
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
232269106/03/19853089Mercury Plastics Unit Of Zero Corp
EMPLOYEE #1 WAS RUNNING AN AIR-OPERATED TRIM PRESS, REMOVING EXCESS FLASH FROM PRE-FORMED PLASTIC PARTS. THE SHAFT ON THE AIR CYLINDER WAS THREADED INTO A NUT WHICH WAS WELDED ONTO THE UPPER PLATEN. THROUGH SOME PERIOD OF TIME THE SHAFT BACKED OUT OF THE NUT. ON MAY 30, 1985, THE SHAFT AND NUT SEPARATED, AND THE ENTIRE UPPER DIE, WITH PLATEN, FELL ON THE EMPLOYEE'S HAND, SHEARING THE HAND BETWEEN THE UPPER AND LOWER DIE.
Keywords: die, amputated, struck by, falling object, hand, press
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 2322691 Hospitalized injury Amputation Occupation not reported

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