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Accident: 14563324 - Fingers Amputated In Punch Press

Accident: 14563324 -- Report ID: 0453710 -- Event Date: 06/18/1985
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1501111707/17/19853499Emery Corporation
EMPLOYEE #1 WAS PERFORMING A PIERCING OPERATION ON PIECES OF 16 GUAGE STEEL, USING A MANUALLY FED PUNCH PRESS. THE PRESS WAS THE FULL REVOLUTION TYPE AND THE CONTROLS WERE FOOT OPERATED. AFTER ONE CYCLE THE TRIP PIN IN THE FOOT CONTROL BROKE, CAUSING THE PRESS TO RECYCLE. EMPLOYEE #1'S HAND WAS IN THE POINT OF OPERATION DURING THE SECOND CYCLE. THE INDEX AND MIDDLE FINGERS ON HIS LEFT HAND WERE AMPUTATED. HIS RING FINGER WAS BADLY CRUSHED, BUT WAS SUCCESSFULLY RECONSTRUCTED BY SURGERY. THE ACCIDENT HAPPENED ON JUNE 18, 1985.
Keywords: amputated, finger, foot control, point of operation, punch press, press
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 15011117 Hospitalized injury Amputation Machinists

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