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Accident: 672295 - Employee'S Finger Amputated In Mechanical Power Press

Accident: 672295 -- Report ID: 0551800 -- Event Date: 06/06/1986
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10196904606/09/19863089Thrust Industries Inc
AT 11:10 AM ON JUNE 6, 1986, EMPLOYEE #1, A MACHINE OPERATOR AND SCRAPPER, WAS WORKING IN THE PRODUCTION AREA OF THRUST INDUSTRIES, INC. SHE WAS SCRAPPING PARTS FOR THE OPERATOR OF A ROUSELLE FULL REVOLUTION POWER PRESS, #3F, SERIAL NUMBER P30049. WHEN THE OPERATOR LEFT THE PRESS TO GET A DRINK OF WATER, EMPLOYEE #1 ATTEMPTED TO OPERATE THE MACHINE ON HER OWN. SHE ACCIDENTALLY TRIPPED THE FOOT PEDAL WHILE TRYING TO REMOVE SOME SCRAP WHICH WAS STUCK IN THE DYE. HER LEFT LITTLE FINGER WAS AMPUTATATED AND THE MIDDLE AND RING FINGERS WERE SEVERELY CRUSHED. SHE WAS TAKEN TO DEACONESS HOSPITAL IN EVANSVILLE, INDIANA. THE ACCIDENT OCCURRED BECAUSE OF THE FAILURE TO USE POINT-OF-OPERATION GUARDING AND THE FAILURE TO PROVIDE AND USE DIE BLOCKS AND HAND TOOLS FOR THE REMOVAL OF SCRAP STUCK IN THE DIE.
Keywords: die, amputated, power press, finger, work rules, point of operation, press, unguarded
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 101969046 Hospitalized injury Amputation Punching and stamping press machine operators

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