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Accident: 170699698 - Employee 'S Fingertips Crushed By Steel Plate Hold-Down

Accident: 170699698 -- Report ID: 0950633 -- Event Date: 05/15/1993
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11996858405/20/19933398Oregon Steel Mills
AT APPROXIMATELY 12:10 A.M. ON MAY 15,1993, EMPLOYEE #1 WAS SERIOUSLY INJURED WHEN HE AND A CO-WORKER ATTEMPTED TO SPEED PRODUCTION BY OPERATING THE TEST SHEAR TOGETHER. EMPLOYEE #1 HELD THE STEEL PLATE IN PLACE AND THE CO-WORKER HIT THE PALM BUTTONS, ACTUATING THE SHEAR. DUE TO THE NOISE IN THE MILL, COMMUNICATION WAS INADEQUATE AND THE CO-WORKER ACTUATED THE SHEAR WHEN EMPLOYEE #1'S FINGERTIPS WERE UNDER A HOLD-DOWN. AS A RESULT OF THE INJURY, EMPLOYEE #1 WAS HOSPITALIZED, SURGERY WAS PERFORMED, AND HE WAS RELEASED.
Keywords: shear, finger, work rules, two-hand control, crushed, inattention
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 119968584 Hospitalized injury Amputation Occupation not reported

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