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Accident: 170570964 - Employee Bruises Hand While Reaching Into Press

Accident: 170570964 -- Report ID: 0454510 -- Event Date: 02/09/1995
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12467232003/01/19953542Champion Tooling & Machining Co., Inc.
Employee #1 was operating a Bliss 45 ton part revolution mechanical punch press. She was attempting to remove a 1 inch wide bar stock when she put her hand under the light curtain and activated the press with the foot pedal. The light curtain protected an 8 inch span in front of the press, leaving openings of 11 inches on top and 2 inches on the bottom of the light beam. The sides were protected by a barrier guard. The point of operation opening was 3 inches. Employee #1 suffered a bruised left hand.
Keywords: work rules, point of operation, foot-powered press, light curtain, punch press, hand, contusion
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 124672320 Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Punching and stamping press machine operators

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