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Accident: 170181473 - Employee'S Finger Crushed In Punch Press Point Of Operation

Accident: 170181473 -- Report ID: 0950643 -- Event Date: 10/26/1992
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11993552610/26/19923429Terry Hinge & Hardware Company
At approximately 7:15 a.m. on October 14, 1992, Employee #1, a supervisor in the production department at a metals products manufacturing firm in Van Nuys, noticed that items being produced on a mechanical punch press were not within specifications. The press was fed automatically from rolled stock. According to Employee #1, he stopped the press, removed the point of operation guard, and reached into the die to check the stock for looseness. The press unexpectedly cycled one full revolution and crushed Employee #1's right index finger between the dies.
Keywords: die, maintenance, finger, work rules, crushed, point of operation, punch press, mech malfunction, unguarded
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 119935526 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Supervisors, production occupations

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