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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 2666477 - Central Mfg Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Indiana

Nr: 2666477Report ID: 0551800Open Date: 02/06/1986

Central Mfg Inc.
South Main St
Parker, IN 47368
Union Status: Union
SIC: 3465/Automotive Stampings
Mailing: P O Box 508, Parker City, IN 47368

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:02/13/1986
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:01/12/1990

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident360741755    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 3 4
Current Violations 3 3
Initial Penalty $320 $0 $0 $0 $0 $320
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
Deleted 1. 01001A Serious 19100217 C03 IV 02/27/1986 02/06/1986 $320 $320 $0 A - Amendment
Deleted 2. 01001B Serious 19100217 C03 IVB 02/27/1986 02/06/1986 $0 $0 $0 A - Amendment
  3. 02001 Other 19100217 B01 02/27/1986 03/13/1986 $0 $0 $0 -
  4. 02002 Other 19100217 E01 II 02/27/1986 04/01/1986 $0 $0 $0 -
  5. 02003 Other 19100219 F01 02/27/1986 04/01/1986 $0 $0 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 670935Event: 01/31/1986Employee'S Hand Injured Between Dies In Point Of Operation
Employee #1 was placing a part on the lawn die in a mechanical power press, tipping the press to stamp and cut the part into two pieces, then reaching into the point of operation to remove the parts. The press was a full revolution Marshall Town press, model 6A, with a Rockford brake and clutch control equipped with a Passen pull back device. The press also required simultaneous activation of two palm button controls. Employee #1 was reaching 18 1/2 in. into the press's point of operation and dies to remove the two parts when the top mounting bracket on the air cylinder on the brake control broke, allowing it to move forward and letting the press run continuously. The upper die came down on the Employee #1's right hand, crushing his thumb and ring finger and amputating the other three fingers. She was hospitalized in a local hospital and later transferred to another hospital. The pull back device failed to remove her hand from the dies as they closed.
Keywords: pull back device, die, amputated, power press, finger, equipment failure, caught between, crushed, hand, press
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 2666477 Hospitalized injury Amputation Punching and stamping press machine operators

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