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Accident: 170200935 - Employee'S Hand Crushed In Punch Press

Accident: 170200935 -- Report ID: 0950622 -- Event Date: 08/20/1990
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11188374009/05/19903545Pacific Rim Packaging
Employee #1, a punch press operator, was stamping out tops for 1-gallon paint cans from tin plate. He was using an OBI 15-ton end press that was guarded by an expanded metal and bar-type barrier guard. Employee #1 wanted to clean out some scrap material that had become caught in the die. Believing that he had turned off the power, he reached into the die to clear away a small piece of scrap when the die closed, crushing his right hand. He did not use a hand tool to clear the scrap, nor did he put the safety block between the die surfaces before reaching between them.
Keywords: safety block, die, power press, work rules, lockout, crushed, point of operation, press operator, punch press, hand
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 111883740 Hospitalized injury Fracture Punching and stamping press machine operators

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