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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 309443562 - Hospira Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Toledo

Nr: 309443562Report ID: 0524700Open Date: 09/26/2006

Hospira Inc.
268 E. 4th Street
Ashland, OH 44805
Union Status: Union
SIC: 3841/Surgical and Medical Instruments and Apparatus
NAICS: 339112/Surgical and Medical Instrument Manufacturing

Inspection Type:Prog Related
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:10/23/2006
Emphasis: S:Amputations, N:AmputateClose Case:10/30/2006

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Complaint205940281 Yes  
 Complaint205940414 Yes  

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 202087706Event: 09/19/2006Employee'S Fingers Are Amputated By Punch Press
At approximately 1:00 p.m. on September 19, 2006, Employee #1, a press operator, was working on a hydraulic punch press (Altman brand - no serial/model numbers available) which was guarded with conventional two-hand controls. As the press cycled upward, Employee #1 reached into the point of operation to remove material. At the same time, the bolts attaching the hydraulic cylinder to the top press slide failed, causing the upper die/slide assembly to free fall to the lower die, crushing her fingers. She sustained amputation of the thumb, index, middle, and ring fingers of her right hand. She was performing normal production operations at the time of the incident. Employee #1 had worked for the employer for approximately three years, and had been operating the press involved in the incident for approximately three months.
Keywords: die, amputated, finger, equipment failure, caught between, press cylinder, press operator, punch press, hand
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 309443562 Hospitalized injury Amputation Punching and stamping press machine operators

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