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Accident: 170209266 - Employee'S Hand Injured When Caught In Punch Press

Accident: 170209266 -- Report ID: 0950613 -- Event Date: 09/08/1992
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11179798109/11/19923469Schulze Manufacturing
At about 5:30 p.m. on September 8, 1992, Employee #1 was operating a punch press on which the point of operation was guarded by a light curtain. The light curtain, however, was set far enough back from the machine's bed that the operator was able to position himself inside the danger zone. Then, because the machine was provided with a remote control switch on a flexible cord, Employee #1 accidentally initiated movement of the ram while his hand was in the point of operation. His hand was crushed, requiring hospitalization for treatment.
Keywords: remote control, work rules, crushed, point of operation, light curtain, press operator, punch press, hand, unguarded, ram
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 111797981 Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported

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