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Accident: 734830 - Hand Caught In Power Press Point Of Operation

Accident: 734830 -- Report ID: 0454510 -- Event Date: 04/17/1986
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
320189405/13/19863585Beverage-Air
EMPLOYEE #1 WAS OPERATING A PARTIAL REVOLUTION BLISS 60 TON POWER PRESS. SHE WAS USING THE PRESS TO FABRICATE METAL LOUVERS. SHE REACHED INTO THE POINT OF OPERATION TO REMOVE A LOUVER WHILE THE PRESS WAS ON ITS WAY UP. THE PRESS SHOULD HAVE STOPPED AT THE TOP, BUT DID NOT. THE RAM FELL BACK, STOPPING 1/4 INCH AWAY FROM THE BED. EMPLOYEE #1'S RIGHT HAND WAS CAUGHT INT THE POINT OF OPERATION. SHE SUFFERED A FRACTURE AND LACERATION OF HER RIGHT HAND. THE PRESS HAD A BRAKE MONITOR AND A CONTROL RELIABILITY SYSTEM. THESE SAFETY DEVICES DID NOT WORK.
Keywords: fracture, power press, laceration, point of operation, hand
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 3201894 Non Hospitalized injury Fracture Punching and stamping press machine operators

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