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Accident: 202555488 - Press Operator Crushes Both Hands When Equipment Cycles

Accident: 202555488 -- Report ID: 0950631 -- Event Date: 11/06/2012
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31553159011/13/20123363Dynacast Inc
At approximately 4:30 p.m. on November 6, 2012, Employee #1, a 22-year-old male Pressing Machine Operators with Dynacast Inc., was employed as a temporary machine operator assigned to the production floor. Employee #1 was operating a punch press also known as trim press at the work station identified as T-21. When he reached into the point of operation in an attempt to retreat work pieces the machine cycled and crushed both of his hands between the dies. Employee #1 was hospitalized for fracture injures to his hands as a result of the event. Employee #1 was a contract employee from a staffing agency at the time of his injury.
Keywords: die, finger, lockout, crushed, point of operation, press operator, hand, press
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 315531590 Hospitalized injury Fracture Pressing machine operators

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