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Accident: 980524 - Employee'S Fingers Amputated In Malfunctioning Press

Accident: 980524 -- Report ID: 0551800 -- Event Date: 07/08/1989
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10798140908/11/19893443Modine Manufacturing Co
At approximately 4:15 p.m. on July 8, 1989, Employee #1, a processor for Modine Manufacturing Company in Logansport, IN, was placing a part into the dies of a Johnson 75 ton mechanical press, serial #M-1003. The press double tripped. Although Employee #1 was using pull out equipment and two-hand control buttons, his left hand was caught in the point of operation. The employee's index and middle fingers were amputated, and his hand sustained a contusion. The mechanical press was in bad condition and the anti-repeat mechanism failed. In addition, the pull out device was defective.
Keywords: pull back device, die, amputated, inadequate maint, power press, finger, equipment failure, two-hand control, point of operation, hand
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 107981409 Hospitalized injury Amputation Punching and stamping press machine operators

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