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Accident: 670646 - Finger Crushed In The Die Of A Mechanical Power Press

Accident: 670646 -- Report ID: 0551800 -- Event Date: 08/22/1985
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10198065408/27/19852514Joseph'S Inc
AT ABOUT 10:40 PM ON AUGUST 22, 1985, EMPLOYEE #1 WAS OPERATING A JOHNSON FULL REVOLUTION MECHANICAL POWER PRESS. THE PRESS WAS EQUIPPED WITH TWO-HAND TRIP CONTROLS. EMPLOYEE #1 WAS REACHING INTO THE POINT OF OPERATION AS HE LOADED AND UNLOADED THE ITEMS TO BE PUNCHED. A SCREW WORKED ITS WAY OUT OF THE THE PNEUMATIC TIMING RELAY FOR THE TWO HAND CONTROL SYSTEM, PERMITTING THE PRESS TO DOUBLE TRIP. EMPLOYEE #1'S LEFT INDEX FINGER WAS CRUSHED IN THE DIE, AND HAD TO BE AMPUTATED AT THE HOSPITAL.
Keywords: die, power press, finger, two-hand control, crushed, point of operation, press
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 101980654 Hospitalized injury Amputation Punching and stamping press machine operators

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