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Accident: 116783.015 - Employee Amputates Fingertip In Pilot Punch In Die

Accident: 116783.015 -- Report ID: 0213600 -- Event Date: 06/03/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1405376.01506/04/2019Whiting Door Manufacturing Corp.

At 7:15 a.m. on June 3, 2019, an employee was using a servo feeder setting up a metal coil feed system on a mechanical power press. The employee stuck his left index finger in the die punch (hole) for the pilot to verify correct starting po sition of the metal coil leading edge. The employee released the tension on the feeder and the stored energy in the metal coil caused the strip to advance and a mputated left index fingertip requiring medical treatment. The employee was not hospitalized.

Keywords: caught between, caught in, die, energized, finger, fingertip, machine guarding, machine operator, power press, press operator, punch press, shear, sheared, training, unguarded

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1405376.015 42 M Non Hospitalized injury Machine operators, not specified

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