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Accident: 171056435 - Employee'S Hand Injured When Caught In Die Of Punch Press

Accident: 171056435 -- Report ID: 0854910 -- Event Date: 03/09/1998
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12678720903/11/19983523Powder River Inc
At approximately 2:00 p.m. on March 9, 1998, Employee #1, age 19, was operating a foot-controlled, 60 ton part-revolution punch press/latch bar machine when his left hand became caught in the die. He sustained injuries to his hand, for which he was treated and released. The press was not equipped with point-of-operation guards, and hand tools were not being used at the time of the accident. It was Employee #1's second day of work and he had a total of approximately 2 1/2 hours experience operating the machine.
Keywords: work rules, caught by, die guard, inexperience, point of operation, extension handle, press operator, punch press, hand, unguarded
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 126787209 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Lathe and turning machine set-up operators

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