Accident Investigation Summary
|Summary Nr: 892141
||Event: 05/25/1989||Employee'S Finger Injured In Scrap Cutter|
Employee #1 was testing die components for proper alignment using an Equip-Aide Engineering Ltd. press, serial #0020-0470, model #01-20 (2), company designation Tapco-1165. He started the press on automatic and went around to the side of the machine, effectively bypassing the operation's light curtain. He reached his right hand near the die area to feel the left rear bushing and was caught by the rear scrap cutter, sustaining severe lacerations and a fracture of the right ring finger between the nail base and the first joint. Causal factors improper training in safe installation procedures, misjudgment of a hazardous situation, bypassing an effective light curtain guard, and lack of guarding on the left side of the press.
fracture, finger, work rules, caught by, laceration, untrained, press, unguarded, blind reaching, machine--misc
||Punching and stamping press machine operators|