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Accident: 809624 - Employee'S Finger Amputated By Punch Press

Accident: 809624 -- Report ID: 0453710 -- Event Date: 10/27/1988
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1847395912/08/19883825Westinghouse Electric Corporation Mtc Division
Employee #1, a printing operator, was using a Minister #5, 45 ton capacity punch press to punch out dial readings on a metal template she had just printed, verifying that the printing was properly centered. The press had a two-hand trip and pullback safety devices. Employee #1 placed a template in the press, cycled the press (single stroke), and turned the template around. She cycled the press again, then reached in to retrieve the template. The press started a continuous cycle and caught Employee #1's left hand and amputated part or all four fingers. Employee #1 was not using the pullbacks. The employer required that the two-hand trip and pullback devices be used while operating the press. Employee #1 had been trained on the press and had operated it for 4 years.
Keywords: pull back device, amputated, finger, work rules, caught by, two-hand control, press operator, punch press
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 18473959 Hospitalized injury Amputation Miscellaneous printing machine operators

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