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Accident: 689711 - Punch Press Double Tripped, Amputating Employee'S Fingers

Accident: 689711 -- Report ID: 0552700 -- Event Date: 08/06/1985
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
291256608/09/19853053Industrial Gasket Company
ON AUGUST 6, 1985, AT ABOUT 3:35 PM, EMPLOYEE #1, A PUNCH PRESS OPERATOR, WAS STARTING WORK ON THE SECOND SHIFT. HE HAD JUST RUN OFF ONE GASKET PIECE ON HIS MACHINE AND WAS SETTING UP TO DO THE SECOND. HE REACHED INTO THE DIE AREA OF THE PARTIAL REVOLUTION PRESS TO RETRIEVE THE STOCK WHEN, ACCORDING TO HIM, THE MACHINE "DOUBLE TRIPPED", CRUSHING AND AMPUTATING THE FIRST THREE FINGERS OF HIS RIGHT HAND AT THE FIRST JOINT. THERE WERE NO WITNESSES.
Keywords: die, amputated, finger, point of operation, punch press, press, unguarded
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 2912566 Hospitalized injury Amputation Punching and stamping press machine operators

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