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Accident: 827188 - Employee'S Arm Amputated By Mechanical Power Press

Accident: 827188 -- Report ID: 0751910 -- Event Date: 08/06/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11504118808/06/19913599Clinton Engine Corporation
Employee #1 was operating a partial revolution mechanical power press. Parts were sticking to the die so he took abrasive paper to smooth a galled area. Employee #1 did not shut off the press and as he was cleaning the die, the press tripped, amputating his right arm just below the elbow. The palm buttons were very close together and were not protected against accidental contact; this could have allowed Employee #1 to bump into them with another part of his body.
Keywords: die, maintenance, amputated, power press, work rules, cleaning, lockout, arm, press operator, unguarded
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 115041188 Hospitalized injury Amputation Machinists

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