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Accident: 142802.015 - Employee Amputates Two Fingers While Operating Press Brake

Accident: 142802.015 -- Report ID: 0552652 -- Event Date: 01/04/2022
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1572905.01501/18/2022Great Lakes Laser Dynamics Inc

At 7:00 a.m. on January 4, 2022, Employee #1 was operating a press brake in the forming area to bend metal. He was feeding small metal parts (less than 4 inches ) into an Amada press brake. The gap between the dies on the press brake was gre ater than ? inch. He was not using a tool to assist in the bending operation. Wh ile operating the press brake, he actuated the foot control while his left hand was in the point of operation. Employee #1 amputated the middle and ring fingers at the first knuckle on his left hand. He was treated without hospitalization.

Keywords: amputated, amputation, bending machine, caught between, die, feed bar, finger, fingertip, foot control, machine cycled, metal, point of operation, press brake

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1572905.015 62 M Non Hospitalized injury Machine operators, not specified

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