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Accident: 14568133 - Thumb Lacerated In Die Of Power Press

Accident: 14568133 -- Report ID: 0454510 -- Event Date: 08/09/1985
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
321190109/05/19853993Acme Nameplate & Mfg. Inc.
EMPLOYEE #1 WAS OPERATING A ROUSSELLE FULL REVOLUTION POWER PRESS, COMPANY #16, WHICH WAS PROVIDED WITH HAND RESTRAINTS. COMPANY POLICY IS THAT THE RESTRAINTS ARE CHECKED AND ADJUSTED DAILY BY THE SUPERVISOR AND INITIALED BY THE OPERATOR. HOWEVER, THIS WAS NOT DONE ON THE DAY OF THE ACCIDENT. EMPLOYEE #1 DID NOT HAVE THE RESTRAINTS ADJUSTED PROPERLY. THEY ALLOWED HER TO REACH INTO THE POINT OF OPERATION. SHE RECEIVED A LACERATION TO HER RIGHT THUMB, REQUIRING 3 STITCHES TO CLOSE, WHEN THE DIE DESCENDED. THE COMPANY COULD HAVE PREVENTED THIS ACCIDENT BY FOLLOWING ITS OWN PROCEDURES FOR DAILY ADJUSTMENT OF THE HAND RESTRAINTS.
Keywords: die, power press, work rules, thumb, laceration, point of operation, press
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 3211901 Non Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Punching and stamping press machine operators

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