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Accident: 170250831 - Employee Fractures Fingertips In Press

Accident: 170250831 -- Report ID: 1055360 -- Event Date: 07/20/1994
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11126597107/20/19943444Ecolite Manufacturing Co Inc
While forming parts on a mechanical press, Employee #1 reached into the press with both hands to retrieve a part. The press cycled unexpectedly, fracturing the tips of the employee's index fingers. The press was protected by a two-hand trip. It is believed that a faulty brake shoe on the flywheel allowed the press to cycle. The press was dismantled and the brakes rebuilt.
Keywords: fracture, brake, finger, work rules, struck against, two-hand control, mech malfunction, press
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 111265971 Non Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported

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