Accident Report Detail
Accident Summary Nr: 201157880 - Employee Amputates Fingers When Caught In Hydraulic Press
Abstract: At approximately 12:30 a.m. on July 12, 2003, a temporary employee leased from Direct Personnel to Cox Manufacturing, Ontario, California was working at a 50-ton Amada Hydraulic Press Brake, Model Number RG-50, Serial Number 504890, in the manufacturing department. At the time of the accident the employee had been working at Cox Manufacturing which produces steel furniture. When the employee, a press operator, placed a piece of 18-gauge steel plate, measuring 16 inches by 2.5 inches, at the die to form an "L" shape, the plate popped out. The employee placed the part in the right position again, and depressed the foot-pedal at which time the machine actuated and crushed his right fingers. He amputated his right middle, ring, and little fingers, and was hospitalized.
|Nature of Injury
|Pressing machine operators