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Report: Caught in running equipment or machinery during regular operation at Rockwell American Manufacturing in Azle, Texas

DATE: 06/09/15

An employee was pressing fenders on a foot-operated punch press. A thin layer of nylon was placed inside the fender before pressing, but it moved out of place. The employee reached to adjust the piece of nylon and stepped on the foot pedal, causing the press to come down on his left arm.

Report ID 2015063537  
Date 06/09/2015  
UPA 990971  
Primary NAICS 423120  
Nature 1972 Soreness, pain, hurt-nonspecified injury
Part of Body 420 Arm(s), unspecified
Source 3563 Punch presses
Secondary Source 9131 Fabric
Event 6412 Caught in running equipment or machinery during regular operation
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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