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Accident: 170061485 - Employee Suffers Severe Laceration To Tip Of Right Fingers

Accident: 170061485 -- Report ID: 0453710 -- Event Date: 12/04/1995
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12530404801/23/19963499Sunline Usa Group Inc
Employee #1 was operating a full revolution punch press (L&J model W60) when she reached into the point of operation to remove a part and was struck on the right index fingertip. Employee #1 sustained a severe laceration to the finger. Investigation determined that a cotter pin had failed, causing the release lever rod (anti-repeat mechanism) to fall out. This cotter pin failure caused the press to cycle continuously. The 2-hand control was located too close to the point of operation and allowed the operator to reach into the point of operation before the press downstroke had been completed.
Keywords: finger, cotter pin, equipment failure, laceration, point of operation, struck by, punch press, mech malfunction
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 125304048 Non Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Punching and stamping press machine operators

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