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Accident: 686535 - Finger Caught In Punch Press.

Accident: 686535 -- Report ID: 0854910 -- Event Date: 07/25/1985
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
327185507/25/19853469The Parts Plant Inc
WHEN THE MISHAP OCCURRED, EMPLOYEE #1 WAS WORKING ON A 75 TON BLISS PUNCH PRESS TRIMMING A FLUORESCENT LIGHTING BALLAST ENCLOSURE. THE PRESS WAS ACTIVATED BY DEPRESSING A FOOT PEDAL. ONCE THE PRESS CYCLED A FULL REVOLUTION, EMPLOYEE #1 REACHED INTO THE POINT OF OPERATION WITH HIS HAND TO REMOVE THE TRIMMED BALLAST. JUST AS HE REACHED IN, THE PRESS DOUBLE-STROKED, CATCHING AND AMPUTATING THE TIP OF HIS FINGER. EMPLOYEE #1 WAS WEARING A PULL BACK DEVICE AT THE TIME OF THE ACCIDENT BUT IT WAS NOT PROPERLY ADJUSTED AND DID NOT PULL HIS HAND OUT IN TIME TO PREVENT THE ACCIDENT.
Keywords: pull back device, amputated, finger, foot control, caught by, point of operation, punch press, press
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 3271855 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Punching and stamping press machine operators

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