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Accident: 200030732 - Employee'S Hand Injured When Caught In Power Press

Accident: 200030732 -- Report ID: 0521700 -- Event Date: 08/06/1999
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12191793409/01/19993743Electro-Motive Diesel
Employee #1, a temporary worker, was setting up a die in a Clearing 32 ton part-revolution mechanical power press when he inadvertently cycled the press with the foot-operated control. His right hand was in the die area and sustained serious injuries, for which Employee #1 underwent several operations to repair damage to his hand and fingers. Apparently, the press's guarding and gates were not interlocked, thus allowing Employee #1's hand to be in the die area.
Keywords: power press, work rules, interlock, crushed, die guard, point of operation, foot-powered press, press operator, hand, press
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 121917934 Hospitalized injury Dislocation Occupation not reported

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