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Accident: 117300.015 - Employee Amputates Three Fingers Operating Unguarded Press

Accident: 117300.015 -- Report ID: 0626600 -- Event Date: 06/19/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1410003.01506/21/2019Texas Pride Trailers, Llc

At 3:15 p.m. on June 19, 2019, an employee was operating a Di-Acro Model 55-8 Pr ess Brake fabricating approximately three hundred triangular 12 inch by 9 inch b y 9 inch metal fender steps. The employee was hand feeding the steps into the pr ess brake. While holding a 9 inch side of a step with both hands making a bend, the unguarded die came down on his left hand. The press brake is operated with e ither a foot pedal or a two-hand control device. The foot pedal was being used b ecause of the size of the part. The employee amputated his index, ring and middl e finger and was hospitalized.

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Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1410003.015 56 M Hospitalized injury Pressing machine operators

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