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Accident: 201262326 - Employee'S Finger Is Amputated While Hands In Die

Accident: 201262326 -- Report ID: 0524200 -- Event Date: 04/01/2008
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31194259304/01/20083499Diemasters Manufacturing Inc.
Approximately 6:10 a.m. of April 1, 2008, two employees were working to adjust and align the pilot holes in the Minster 60 ton part revolution mechanical power press. Employee # 1 had his hands in between dies aligning and adjusting the pilot holes, while Employee # 2 was at the two hand controls station. Employee # 2 pressed the two hand control buttons, while Employee # 1's hands were between the upper and lower dies causing an amputation to his first digit of his left middle finger. Employee #1 was hospitalized and lost several days from work. The employees did not lockout the press and used die blocks (unsuccessfully) while the employee hands were in between the dies.
Keywords: die, power press, finger, lockout, hand, press
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 311942593 Hospitalized injury Amputation Occupation not reported

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