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Accident: 980649 - Employee'S Hand Amputated After Being Caught In Punch Press

Accident: 980649 -- Report ID: 0551800 -- Event Date: 07/09/1990
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10864981508/20/19902653Packaging Corp Of America
At approximately 9:30 a.m. on July 9, 1990, Employee #1 was adjusting the air ejection nozzles on a punch press. The safety micro switch on the barrier safety gate was taped over, allowing the press to operate with the gate open. When Employee #1 told the operator to start the press his left hand was caught between the die and the base and was severely crushed. Employee #1's hand was surgically amputated.
Keywords: die, maintenance, amputated, work rules, caught between, crushed, point of operation, punch press, hand, unguarded
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 108649815 Hospitalized injury Amputation Tool and die makers

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