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Accident: 202476354 - Punch Press Operator Lacerates Finger When Machine Jams

Accident: 202476354 -- Report ID: 0950636 -- Event Date: 10/10/2009
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31266233110/22/20093499Ormco Corporation
At approximately 5:30 a.m. on Saturday, October 10, 2009, Employee #1, a worker with the ORMCO Corporation in Glendora, CA, was stamping a two ft strip of metal to form it. Employee #1 was operating a punch press (Number 59/form pad Number13) in the punch press department. A strip of titanium metal became jammed at the point of operation. She reached through an opening of the guard at the front of the machine and, at the same time, accidentally stepped on the actuation pedal which caused the press to cycle. This injured her finger. She was transported to San Dimas Community Hospital and then transferred to Western Hand and Orthopedics for surgery. She was not hospitalized. According to Employee #1, she was not provided training on what to do if a part becomes jammed nor given a tool to remove parts.
Keywords: finger, metal shop, jammed, inexperience, laceration, metal strip, punch press, untrained, inattention
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 312662331 Non Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Occupation not reported

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