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Accident: 170903603 - Employee'S Hand Amputated In Punch Press When Ram Breaks

Accident: 170903603 -- Report ID: 0950644 -- Event Date: 03/12/1996
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11976562603/13/19963714Centerline Tool Corp.
At approximately 2:00 p.m. on March 12, 1996, Employee #1, of the Centerline Tool Corporation, Santa Fe Springs, CA, was making a 15 in. die aluminum wheel on a 650-ton E. W. Bliss punch press, model 511, serial # 2684-1928-9682. He was picking up the finished part from the machine when the shaft of the ram broke. The ram/die fell on his right hand, amputating it. Subsequent investigation revealed no accident-related violations of T8CCR. The employer was cited for other violations of T8CCR.
Keywords: die, amputated, equipment failure, point of operation, shaft, press operator, punch press, hand, ram
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 119765626 Hospitalized injury Amputation Punching and stamping press machine operators

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