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Accident: 300805330 - Employee'S Hand Injured In Punch Press

Accident: 300805330 -- Report ID: 0950645 -- Event Date: 10/14/1996
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30080533010/23/19963599Quick Draw And Machine
At approximately 2:35 p.m. on October 14, 1996, Employee #1 was running a machine press called a back gear press. He bypassed the two-hand button operation by using a key, leaving his left hand free to push material into the press. While he was operating the press, it came down, lacerating and crushing his hand. Employee #1 was taken to the emergency room and was then transferred to Loma Linda Hospital, close to where he lived. The employer had given Employee #1 permission to shut off one of the hand controls, and admitted to the resulting hazard. The employer was issued a serious citation for failing to ensure that both hand controls on the press were in order.
Keywords: hand control, work rules, two-hand control, crushed, laceration, press operator, punch press, hand, press
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 300805330 Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Pressing machine operators

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