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Accident: 665851 - Employees Fingers Amputated In Power Press

Accident: 665851 -- Report ID: 0112300 -- Event Date: 02/22/1989
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10077615202/22/19893161American Tourister Inc
Employee #1 was operating a Perkins full-revolution power press, model #550-B, in single stroke operation. The employee had just cut a piece of work and reached into the point of operation to remove it when the spring on the single stroke mechanism broke and the press cycled repeatedly. Employee #1 sustained the amputation of four right fingers. She was not using hand tools to remove the piece.
Keywords: amputated, power press, finger, work rules, equipment failure, point of operation, hand tool, press operator
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 100776152 Hospitalized injury Amputation Occupation not reported

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