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Accident: 200370260 - Employee'S Finger Injured In Mechanical Power Press

Accident: 200370260 -- Report ID: 0454510 -- Event Date: 12/29/1998
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30177206701/14/19993429Bommer Industries, Inc.
Employee #1 was using a 10-ton V and O full revolution mechanical power press to stamp mail box parts. He was using a hand tool to load the press, but had placed a part in the die incorrectly. Employee #1 was realigning the part with his left index finger when he inadvertently depressed the pedal, activating the press and crushing the side of his finger. Employee #1 suffered debridement of the skin and tissue on the side of his finger and a crushing fracture of the first joint. The press had no point of operation guard; the machine was dismantled and taken out of service after the accident.
Keywords: power press, finger, guard, work rules, foot control, crushed, die guard, point of operation, foot-powered press, press operator
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 301772067 Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Machine operators, not specified

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