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Accident: 943761 - Employee'S Thumb Amputated By Punch Press

Accident: 943761 -- Report ID: 0453710 -- Event Date: 03/20/1990
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1847860204/09/19903634Black & Decker Us Inc
Employee #1 experienced difficulty with parts being stamped in a part revolution 60 ton Minster, serial #18739, punch press machine. Employee #1 opened the rear section of the press and reached into the die area to adjust of the air hose. The press cycled and caught the employee's thumb between the slide and a vertical slide guide. A section of her thumb was amputated. The press was not provided with an interlock for the rear door which accessed the dies.
Keywords: amputated, work rules, interlock, thumb, lockout, caught between, punch press
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 18478602 Hospitalized injury Amputation Punching and stamping press machine operators

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