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Accident: 202442034 - Employee Injures Eye When Broken Tool Hit Right Eye

Accident: 202442034 -- Report ID: 0950633 -- Event Date: 09/23/2005
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30745834910/21/20054953Korden Inc
At approximately 5:50 p.m. on September 23, 2005, an employee was operating a punch press, Chicago Dries and Krump, Model Number-285, Serial Number 20409, 25 tons, to punch holes in a metal sheet, 55-in. long and 5-in. wide, Part Number 1220. After finishing few parts, the employee noticed that the parts were sticking in the unipunch. He told his supervisor to fix the problem. The supervisor changed the unipunch. The employee noticed that the parts were still sticking. The employee tried to fix the problem himself. He took the unipunch out and put it back. As he tried to operate the punch press, the punching pin broke and a piece of metal hit in his right eye and small particle got into his eye. The accident caused a serious injury to his eye which required a surgery and hospitalization for three days.
Keywords: eye, laceration, struck by, flying object, punch press
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 307458349 Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Punching and stamping press machine operators

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