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Accident: 170190714 - Employee'S Fingers Injured In Punch Press

Accident: 170190714 -- Report ID: 0950634 -- Event Date: 08/21/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11207000808/30/19913728California Avi-Tron
At about 9:15 a.m. on August 21, 1991, Employee #1 was operating a Bliss punch press equipped with two-hand controls. Employee #1's right index, middle, and ring fingers were seriously injured. The employer said that Employee #1 reported that the machine repeated, causing the accident. The employer also said that Employee #1 reportedly used a C-clamp to hold down one of the two-hand control buttons, pushing only one button to operate the machine. The palm buttons were observed to have no protection against unintended action. A serious violation of T8CCR 4193(e)(1) was noted.
Keywords: finger, work rules, two-hand control, press operator, punch press
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 112070008 Hospitalized injury Amputation Occupation not reported

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