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Accident: 976613 - Employee'S Three Fingers Amputated When Caught In Die Press

Accident: 976613 -- Report ID: 0551800 -- Event Date: 06/26/1989
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10795046107/10/19893632Marvel Industries
On June 26, 1989, Employee #1 was working at a Rousselle No. 4W, 40-ton mechanical power press where she was stamping out four parts in a 26.5 by 29.5 plastic panel. There was 2.785 opening between the dies and the press, which was operated by hand. Employee #1 was removing the second stamped part from the die with her hands when the press double tipped closing dies on four fingers. Although the Employee #1's ring finger was reattached, three other fingers were amputated.
Keywords: amputated, die cutting press, finger, unguarded live parts, die guard, press operator, mech malfunction
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 107950461 Hospitalized injury Amputation Punching and stamping press machine operators

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