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Accident: 672097 - Employee'S Finger Amputated Between Power Press Dies

Accident: 672097 -- Report ID: 0551800 -- Event Date: 04/03/1987
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10403470704/29/19873564Philips Industries Lau Div
At 3:45 a.m. on April 3, 1987, Employee #1 was operating an L & J 80 ton mechanical power press, serial #78242A, P-38, with a part revolution clutch, brake monitor, light curtain, and two hand controls. Employee #1 was reaching into the point of operation as she loaded and unloaded the parts that the die had formed. After the press had started, Employee #1 reached in to retrieve a part and the brake failed, causing the ram to come down and amputate her right ring finger. She was taken to the hospital and released.
Keywords: amputated, brake, power press, finger, caught between, crushed, point of operation, press operator, mech malfunction, ram
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 104034707 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Punching and stamping press machine operators

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