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Accident: 202627634 - Trim Press Operator Amputates Fingers

Accident: 202627634 -- Report ID: 0950633 -- Event Date: 09/15/2010
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31351077810/05/20103462Pacific Forge Inc
At approximately 12:30 p.m. on September 15, 2010, Employee #1 was working as a trim press operator for a firm that forged metal parts. He had worked full-time for this employer as a hammer operator or trim press operator for approximately 13 years. He was removing the tooling or dies from a 150-ton AIDA Model Number PP-XGC-150SU (2) trim press. First, he brought the upper ram or die down to the bottom die by using the treadle switch in the jog mode. Next, he loosened all the bolts and clamps from both the dies. Then, he began raising the upper ram by jogging the press up. While he was moving the upper ram upward with successive strokes by the treadle switch, his right hand, which was on the right end of the knock-out bar, was also moving up with the ram. It got caught or pinned between the knock-out bar and the frame of the trim press. The index and middle fingers on his right hand were crushed. He was hospitalized, and the fingers were amputated at the hospital.
Keywords: die, amputated, stamper, finger, foot control, machine operator, forge, caught between, hand, press
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 313510778 Hospitalized injury Amputation Machine operators, not specified

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