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Accident: 670976 - Employee'S Hand Crushed In Power Press

Accident: 670976 -- Report ID: 0551800 -- Event Date: 10/20/1986
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10406401912/02/19863585Whirlpool Corporation
AT APPROXIMATELY 7:30 AM ON OCTOBER 20, 1986, EMPLOYEE #1, A PRESS OPERATOR FOR THE WHIRLPOOL CORP., RECEIVED A CRUSH/LACERATION INJURY TO HIS RIGHT HAND IN AN L & J PARTIAL REVOLUTION MECHANICAL POWER PRESS, SERIAL #50B282A, PROPERTY #82045, MODEL #W60, LOCATED IN THE COMPANY PRESS SHOP. THE ACCIDENT OCCURRED AS EMPLOYEE #1 WAS REACHING INTO THE DIE TO REMOVE A FINISHED PART. THE PRESS DOUBLE-TRIPPED AND CAUGHT EMPLOYEE #1'S RIGHT HAND IN THE DIE. EMPLOYEE #1 WAS TAKEN TO ST. MARY'S HOSPITAL IN EVANSVILLE, INDIANA AFTER THE ACCIDENT, AND LATER TRANSFERRED TO JEWISH HOSPITAL IN LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY. THE ACCIDENT DID NOT RESULT IN AN AMPUTATION, AND EMPLOYEE #1 IS EXPECTED TO FULLY RECOVER. HE IS EXPECTED TO BE OFF WORK FOR 3 TO 4 MONTHS. THE ACTUAL CAUSE OF THE PRESS MALFUNCTION CANNOT BE DETERMINED AT THIS TIME. HOWEVER, CONTRIBUTING FACTORS ARE: EMPLOYEE #1 FAILED TO REMOVE THE KEY FROM THE MODE SELECTION SWITCH, AND, HE WAS NOT PROPERLY INSTRUCTED IN SAFE METHODS OF WORK BEFORE STARTING UP THE PRESS.
Keywords: die, power press, crushed, point of operation, untrained, hand, press, unguarded
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 104064019 Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Punching and stamping press machine operators

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