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Accident: 170208425 - Employee'S Finger Caught In Die Of Scroll Shears

Accident: 170208425 -- Report ID: 0950614 -- Event Date: 02/13/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
At approximately 2:30 p.m. on February 13, 1991, Employee #1 was checking the spring guide rail on the infeed side of the die of a scroll shear. A coworker was talking with the assistant plant manager near the outfeed side of the die. The coworker noticed that the belts on the piler were running unnecessarily. He was reaching for the STOP control with the heel of his open hand when he accidentally hit the START button with his middle finger. This caused the shear to jog and the die to come down. Employee #1's right little finger was caught between the die and the guide rail.
Keywords: die, amputated, shear, start button, finger, work rules, lockout, caught between, inattention
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 111828745 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Occupation not reported

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