Accident Report Detail
Accident Summary Nr: 201140795 - Employee'S Fingers Amputating When Struck By Punch Press
|Inspection Nr||Date Opened||SIC||NAICS||Establishment Name|
|120248273||10/27/1998||3599||0||Brice Tool & Stamping|
Abstract: On October 22, 1998, Employee #1, an inexperienced punch press operator, was operating a punch press in a small machine shop. The employee had two months experience. As Employee #1 began perform an operation on a punch press that was used by another operator earlier in the day, he found that the left control of the two-hand control setup had been physically tied down to allow operation by one hand. Employee #1 did not remove the circumventing safety tie and proceeded to begin punching out screen parts. After a short time, the screen began to bunch and jam at the point of operation. Employee #1 reached in with his right hand to clear the jam and inadvertently pushed in the right control button with his body. The punch was activated and the employee suffered a partial amputation of his right ring and middle fingers. The employee was hospitalized with his injuries.
|Employee #||Inspection Nr||Age||Sex||Degree||Nature of Injury||Occupation|
|1||120248273||Hospitalized injury||Amputation||Punching and stamping press machine operators|