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Accident: 170171557 - Employee'S Hand Crushed In Power Press Die

Accident: 170171557 -- Report ID: 0950614 -- Event Date: 06/12/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11198814301/30/19923462Rsp Manufacturing Corp.
Employee #1, of RSP Manufacturing Corp., was assigned to manually feed wire mesh into an unguarded, foot-operated power press. He had just begun his third day of employment and the assignment was relayed by another employee, who had begun work with the employer at the same time. No supervisor was provided, although a supervisor and plant manager were available and were aware that the press was unguarded. The supervisor had told the employees not to put their hands into the dies. Employee #1 put his hand in the die and simultaneously triggered the foot-operated control. His right hand was crushed. He was taken to Washington Hospital where his right thumb and two adjacent fingers were amputated. The employer failed to report this injury to the division.
Keywords: die, amputated, power press, finger, work rules, crushed, inexperience, foot-powered press, untrained, unguarded
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 111988143 Hospitalized injury Amputation Punching and stamping press machine operators

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