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Accident: 118201.015 - Employee Amputates Thumb Tip While Realigning Shearing Die

Accident: 118201.015 -- Report ID: 0751910 -- Event Date: 07/02/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1415190.01507/09/2019Sukup Manufacturing Co.

At 11:42 a.m. on July 2, 2019, an employee was assisting a new coworker with rea ligning a die in a perforated metal shearing machine. When the employee realigne d the die, the supplied pneumatic air caused the die to retract back pinching th e employee's thumb. The employee incurred an amputation to his thumb tip and req uired hospitalization.

Keywords: amputated, amputation, caught in, die, die guard, energized, finger, fingertip, lockout, lockout/tagout, machine guarding, machine operator, partial amputation, pinched, pneumatic equipment, shear, sheared, shearing m

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1415190.015 33 M Non Hospitalized injury Fabricating machine operators, n.e.c.

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