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Accident: 201800083 - Employee Suffers Amputation Using Stamping Machine

Accident: 201800083 -- Report ID: 0950644 -- Event Date: 07/15/2005
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name

At approximately 11:30 a.m. on July 15, 2005, Employee#1, a temporary employee, was using a hot stamping machine 'Air 2000' for stamping work. Employee #1 had been working at this location for approximately 4 months. The stamping machine runs on 120-volts A.C. and 100 psi air supply. Employee #1 had his left hand under the die, activated the control with other hand for stamping a poker chip, and the die came down crushing his middle finger. The guard was missing from the work plate. Employee #1 suffered a partial amputation to the top phalanx of his left middle finger when it was crushed under the top die of the hot stamping machine during stamping. Employee #1 was hospitalized.

Keywords: die, amputated, printing, finger, unguarded

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 301335998 Hospitalized injury Amputation Miscellaneous printing machine operators

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