Powered by GoogleTranslate

Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Accident Report Detail

Accident: 202087268 - Employee'S Little Finger Is Amputated In Power Press

Accident: 202087268 -- Report ID: 0524700 -- Event Date: 06/17/2005
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30723838606/21/20053469American Posts, Llc
On June 17, 2005, Employee #1 and coworkers #1 and #2 were performing a die operation on a mechanical power press. Coworker #1 loaded parts into the tooling and die area not keeping his hands in the tooling and die area. Coworker #2, the press operator, activated the press controls to punch the part. Employee #1 reached into the tooling and die area to get the punched part out. No machine guarding was provided for Coworker #1, who loaded and unloaded the parts from the tooling and die area. The employees lost their rhythm and as Employee #1 reached into the tooling and die area to get a punched part, Coworker #2 cycled the press. Employee #1's hand was caught in the press as it cycled. Employee #1 fractured bones in his hand, lacerated, and dislocated his fingers. The amputation of his pinky finger was eventually necessary. Employee #1 was not hospitalized.
Keywords: loading, die, fracture, amputated, power press, finger, guard, control lever, caught by, press operator
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 307238386 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Occupation not reported

Thank You for Visiting Our Website

You are exiting the Department of Labor's Web server.

The Department of Labor does not endorse, takes no responsibility for, and exercises no control over the linked organization or its views, or contents, nor does it vouch for the accuracy or accessibility of the information contained on the destination server. The Department of Labor also cannot authorize the use of copyrighted materials contained in linked Web sites. Users must request such authorization from the sponsor of the linked Web site. Thank you for visiting our site. Please click the button below to continue.