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Accident: 170180780 - Employee'S Fingers Amputated By Press

Accident: 170180780 -- Report ID: 0950642 -- Event Date: 06/02/1992
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11216160906/05/19923714Kustom Fit
On June 2, 1992, Employee #1 was inspecting a die set-up when a coworker, thinking that the set-up had been completed, changed the press brake from inch mode to the single stroke mode. The coworker then pressed the two-hand controls. Because the press was not ready for operation, Employee #1's left hand was in the danger zone and four of his fingers were amputated. The accident was caused by miscommunication between Employee #1 and the coworker. In addition, the set-up had not been completed, so the press should still have been in the inch mode.
Keywords: amputated, hand control, press brake, finger, work rules, lockout, point of operation, press operator, communication, press
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 112161609 Hospitalized injury Amputation Miscellaneous precision metal workers

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