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Accident: 170897698 - Employee'S Wrist Injured When Crushed In Press Brake

Accident: 170897698 -- Report ID: 0950644 -- Event Date: 09/16/1998
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12612654910/06/19983499Tajima Corporation,Undernew Name,Tajima Corp.U S A
At approximately 4:10 p.m. on September 16, 1998, Employee #1, of Tajima Corporation, was helping the operator of a Cincinnati press brake on the southwest side of the machine shop. They were bending a piece of 16 gauge, 8 ft long by 2 in. wide by 3/4 in. thick sheet metal. Employee #1 was placing the piece in line under the top shear when the coworker, standing approximately 5 ft to Employee #1's right, pressed the pedal control. The press brake cycled and Employee #1's left wrist was struck by the machine's upper die. He sustained crushing injuries, for which he was hospitalized. The coworker apparently thought that Employee #1 was clear of the upper shear. The point of operation on the press brake was not guarded.
Keywords: press brake, work rules, foot control, crushed, die guard, point of operation, foot-powered press, communication, unguarded, wrist
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 126126549 Hospitalized injury Fracture Helpers, mechanics and repairers

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