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Accident: 997619 - Employee Caught Finger In Power Press Point Of Operation

Accident: 997619 -- Report ID: 0551800 -- Event Date: 07/29/1986
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10200471009/11/19863429General Devices
AT 10:25 AM ON JULY 29, 1986, EMPLOYEE #1 WAS OPERATING A PARTIAL REVOLUTION POWER PRESS RUNNING ON CONTINUOUS. THE MATERIAL IN THE PRESS WAS CUT TOO LONG BY THE DIE AND DID NOT FALL DOWN A CHUTE INTO A BASKET OUTSIDE THE PRESS. EMPLOYEE #1 REACHED INTO THE PRESS TO RETRIEVE THE PIECE WITH HIS LEFT HAND. AS HE WAS PULLING HIS HAND BACK HIS LEFT INDEX FINGER GOT CAUGHT BETWEEN THE GUIDE POST AND BUSHING FOR ONE STROKE, SMASHING HIS FINGER. NO POINT OF OPERATION GUARDS WERE IN USE AT THE TIME. THE EMPLOYEE PULLED HIS HAND OUT, TURNED OFF THE PRESS AND WENT TO HIS SUPERVISOR FOR HELP. HE WAS TAKEN TO A MEDICAL CENTER FOR TREATMENT. THE INJURY WAS A BURSTING LACERATION WITH SUBUNGAUL HEMATOMA. EMPLOYEE #1 RETURNED TO WORK 1 1/2 HOURS LATER, DOING HIS REGULAR WORK ASSIGNMENT.
Keywords: die, power press, finger, work rules, crushed, laceration, point of operation, unguarded
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 102004710 Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Punching and stamping press machine operators

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