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Accident: 784512 - Employee'S Finger Amputated After Being Fractured In Press

Accident: 784512 -- Report ID: 0452110 -- Event Date: 12/11/1990
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11235015201/28/19913499W. J. Baker Company, Inc.
At approximately 3:20 p.m. on December 11, 1990, Employee #1 noticed that mechanical power press #6 kept stopping after it was started and went to help the operator. Employee #1 went to the left side of the press, looked into the die area, and then reached in to clear material. The operator did not see that Employee #1 had his hand in the die. He actuated the press and the die closed on Employee #1's right hand, severely fracturing the distal phalanx of the first finger. The finger was later amputated. Neither Employee #1 nor the operator can verify the presence or absence of a barrier guard on the left side of the press at the time of the accident. Employee #1 did not use a safety block to prevent the die from closing.
Keywords: safety block, die, amputated, power press, barrier guard, finger, work rules, caught by, communication, hand
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 112350152 Hospitalized injury Amputation Punching and stamping press machine operators

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