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Accident: 735464 - Thumb Tip Amputated In Power Press

Accident: 735464 -- Report ID: 0454510 -- Event Date: 11/10/1986
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10545037301/05/19873562Ina Bearing Company Inc.
EMPLOYEE #1 WAS SETTING UP THE DIE IN A WEINGARTER 200 TON, MECHANICAL, PARTIAL REVOLUTION POWER PRESS. DURING THE SET UP, EMPLOYEE #1 WAS HAND FEEDING FLAT METAL STRIPS INTO THE PRESS. EMPLOYEE #1 PLACED HIS LEFT HAND INTO THE POINT OF OPERATION WHILE HE USED HIS RIGHT HAND TO ACTIVATE THE "ON" BUTTON, WHILE JOGGING THE PRESS. THE DIE CLOSED ON THE TIP OF HIS LEFT THUMB, AMPUTATING IT. THE "ON" BUTTON WAS LOCATED TOO CLOSE TO THE POINT OF OPERATION AND THERE WAS INADEQUATE POINT OF OPERATION GUARDING.
Keywords: die, amputated, power press, work rules, thumb, point of operation, press, unguarded
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 105450373 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Punching and stamping press machine operators

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