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Accident: 709030 - Employee Placed Hand In Die Of Punch Press, 4 Fingers Lost

Accident: 709030 -- Report ID: 0854910 -- Event Date: 05/22/1986
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10208883805/27/19863433Hydro Flame Corporation
EMPLOYEE #1 WAS OPERATING AN 80 TON SOUTH BEND JOHNSON MECHANICAL PUNCH PRESS (PART REVOLUTION CLUTCH), USING TWO HAND CONTROLS. HE CYCLED THE MACHINE, THEN REACHED INTO THE POINT OF OPERATION WITH HIS HAND TO REMOVE MATERIAL. THE MACHINE REPEATED ITS CYCLE, CATCHING FOUR OF THE EMPLOYEES FINGERS IN THE DIES. THE EMPLOYEE HAD BEEN INSTRUCTED BY MANAGEMENT TO USE MAG LINE TONGS TO MOVE MATERIAL INTO AND OUT OF THE THE PRESS, BUT HE STATED THAT IT WAS EASIER AND FASTER TO DO IT BY HAND.
Keywords: die, amputated, finger, work rules, two-hand control, point of operation, punch press, press
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 102088838 Hospitalized injury Amputation Punching and stamping press machine operators

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