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Accident: 142919.015 - Employee Amputates Finger When Struck By Falling Punch Die

Accident: 142919.015 -- Report ID: 0355111 -- Event Date: 01/15/2022
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1573230.01501/19/2022Hill Phoenix Inc

At 10:30 a.m. on January 15, 2022, an employee was changing a die in a punch mac hine. The employee removed the 32-pound punch to be changed out when she lost he r grip. As the employee attempted to catch the falling punch, she pinched her le ft index finger between die and work surface. The employe amputated her finger a nd required hospitalization.

Keywords: amputated, amputation, caught between, die, falling object, finger, installing, lost control, machine operator, misjudgement, misjudgement of hazardous situation, partial amputation, pinched, press operator, punch

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature
1 1573230.015 44 F Hospitalized injury

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