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Accident: 170738512 - Employee Injured By Punch Press Machine

Accident: 170738512 -- Report ID: 0950644 -- Event Date: 03/15/1994
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12026361103/17/19943463Valley Custom Stamping Corporation
At 1:45 p.m. on March 15, 1994, Employee #1 of Valley Custom Stamping Corporation suffered crushing injuries to the fingers on his left hand after the ram of a punch press machine came down without the operator hitting the controls. Employee #1 was removing a metal piece with his left hand from the die area when the accident occurred. The 110-ton Niagara punch press was located in the middle of the shop and according to the injured, the machine repeated its cycle without the operation of the two-hand controls of the machine. According to the employer, the nuts and bolt that attached the connecting rod to the brake system of the machine came loose and fell apart, and resulted in the accident.
Keywords: amputated, finger, crushed, punch press, hand, ram
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 120263611 Hospitalized injury Amputation Machine operators, not specified

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