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Accident: 908103 - Employee'S Fingers Injured In Power Press

Accident: 908103 -- Report ID: 0454510 -- Event Date: 07/16/1992
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11569044808/17/19923631Caloric Corporation
Employee #1 and a coworker were attempting to locate a leak in a piped airline to a die cushion underneath a 400 ton, part-revolution Minster mechanical power press, type SE 2-400-96-60, serial #SE2-40015675. They had no luck with the inactive press and finally decided the only way to find the leak was to activate the press to pressurize the lines. The employee at floor level asked Employee #1 if he was ready to cycle the press. Employee #1 said yes, although his hand was balancing between the base and the bottom edge of the die cushion cylinder. When the press was activated, the cylinder crushed his fingers. Employee #1 sustained a partial amputation of two fingers. There was no protection for the nip point underneath the press.
Keywords: amputated, cylinder, power press, finger, crushed, nip point, unguarded, inattention
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 115690448 Hospitalized injury Amputation Machinery maintenance occupations

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