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Accident Summary Nr: 106240.015 - Employee'S Finger Is Amputated In Trim Press

Accident Summary Nr: 106240.015 -- Report ID: 0524500 -- Event Date: 05/31/2018
Inspection NrDate OpenedSICNAICSEstablishment Name
1320868.01506/06/2018332216Vaughn And Bushnell Manufacturing

Abstract: At 7:08 a.m. on May 31, 2018, Employee #1 was working in Cell Number 6 with a tr ainee, a coworker. Employee #1 was at the hammer and Employee #2 was at the tri m press. The coworker had just trimmed the flashing off of the part that he was working on, when he noticed something wasn't right. He asked Employee #1 to lo ok at it. Employee #1 set his bar back into the furnace and looked at the cowor ker's piece. He told the coworker that he had "short stocked" the piece and to just cut it off and scrap it. The flashing became hung on the trim die. Employe e #1 reached into the press to clear the flashing just as the coworker placed th e bar into the cutting die, and stepped on the foot pedal. Employee #1's left m iddle finger was caught in the trim die when the press cycled. His left middle f inger was crushed in the trim die, requiring surgical amputation. The employee w as not hospitalized.

Keywords: amputated, die, finger, foot-powered press, furnace, press

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Nr Age Sex Degree Nature of Injury Occupation
1 1320868.015 35 M Non Hospitalized injury Forging machine operators

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