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Accident: 976860 - Employee'S Arm Amputated After Being Crushed By Die

Accident: 976860 -- Report ID: 0551800 -- Event Date: 11/21/1988
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10795626012/21/19883369C M I Permanent Mold Inc
At approximately 9:15 a.m. on November 21, 1988, Employee #1 was reaching in between the die molds to change the upper date stamp. Employee #1 was using a pair of pliers to hold the stamp. When the die was raised for more clearance, it hit the top plate and the cylinder shaft broke, crushing and pinning Employee #1's right hand and forearm in the machine. It took approximately three minutes to lift the die to remove his arm. Employee #1 was taken to the hospital, where his right arm had to be amputated below the elbow.
Keywords: die, maintenance, amputated, cylinder, pinned, equipment failure, crushed, arm, hand
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 107956260 Hospitalized injury Amputation Molding and casting machine operators

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