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Accident: 170195937 - Employee'S Finger Caught In Shear Point Of Punch Press Die

Accident: 170195937 -- Report ID: 0950623 -- Event Date: 12/27/1990
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11190351401/16/199136793m Manufacturing Co.
AT ABOUT 1:30 P.M. ON DECEMBER 27, 1990, EMPLOYEE #1 WAS OPERATING A SMALL PUNCH PRESS THAT WAS BEING USED AS A METAL CRIMPER DURING THE MANUFACTURING OF PIECES FOR ELECTRONIC MULTI-OUTLET CABLE PLUGS. THE MACHINE IN USE WAS EQUIPPED WITH TWO-HAND CONTROLS THAT REQUIRE SIMULTANEOUS OPERATION OF BOTH BUTTONS. THE CONTROL BUTTONS WERE MOUNTED ONLY 3 1/2 INCHES FROM EITHER SIDE OF THE DIES, ALLOWING THE EDGE OF THE DIE TO BE REACHED WHILE OPERATING THE BUTTONS. EMPLOYEE #1 ALLOWED THE TIP OF HER LEFT INDEX FINGER TO INADVERTENTLY ENTER THE SHEAR POINT OF THE DIE AND THE FLESHY PART OF THE FINGER TIP WAS AMPUTATED. THE EMPLOYER RECEIVED A SERIOUS CITATION UNDER 8CCR4208(A)(5) AND WAS REQUIRED TO RELOCATE THE CONTROLS TO A SAFE LOCATION.
Keywords: die, amputated, finger, work rules, two-hand control, caught between, point of operation, press operator, punch press, inattention
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 111903514 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Assemblers

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