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Accident: 202447892 - Employee Amputates Fingers While Using Press

Accident: 202447892 -- Report ID: 0950633 -- Event Date: 11/01/2007
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31060178602/14/20083728Thermal Structures Inc
At approximately 7:30 a.m. on November 1, 2007, Employee #1 was making insulation blankets from Aluminum foil on a 50-ton hydraulic forming press, Number PR-8, ("Grimco", Model Number 50-7, Serial Number 119444,), located in the production department. Employee #1 positioned the pedestal with the two-hand operating controls close enough to the forming press to allow himself to depress the control buttons with his elbows and still reach within the point of operation with both hands. While Employee #1 was maneuvering the foil position on the bottom die (mold) with his both hands, the upper die came down and pinned the fingers of both his hands between them causing amputation injuries. Employee #1 was hospitalized.
Keywords: die, amputated, finger, point of operation, press
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 310601786 Hospitalized injury Amputation Pressing machine operators

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