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Accident: 170186654 - Employee'S Finger Crushed In Screw Machine

Accident: 170186654 -- Report ID: 0950645 -- Event Date: 05/01/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11208310005/02/19913965Fairchild Trider Fastener
At approximately 7:30 a.m. on May 1, 1991, Employee #1 was operating the Brown and Sharpe automatic screw machine #1 in Department 28. Her job was to feed small bushings into the point of operation, then remove them within the 14 second operation cycle. While doing this repetitive procedure, Employee #1's right index finger became caught and was crushed between the collet and the ram at the point of operation. She suffered serious injuries to her right index finger and was hospitalized for reconstructive surgery. The machine's point of operation was not guarded.
Keywords: finger, work rules, caught between, crushed, point of operation, press operator, unguarded, machine--misc
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 112083100 Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Machine operators, not specified

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