Accident Report Detail
Accident Summary Nr: 202553897 - Employee'S Finger Amputated By Press Machine
|Inspection Nr||Date Opened||SIC||NAICS||Establishment Name|
|315525808||08/26/2011||3469||332116||United Metal Products Inc|
Abstract: On July 25, 2011, Employee #1 a full time permanent employee working as a machine operator of brake presses and power operated presses for United Metal Products, Inc., was operating a 50 ton press brake manufactured by Dreis and Krump, model No. 810C, serial number 11864. Employee #1 was to place two lengthwise folds on a 20 by 14 gauge of sheet metal 10 feet long by 10.75 inches wide. Employee #1 was holding the sheet metal to be folded in the press brake with his left hand. When Employee #1 activated the press with his right hand, the four finger tips of his left hand were amputated. Employee #2 was another assigned to work occasionally at the Orange location, and had taped 1 button down of a 2-hand control for activating the press, one and a half months earlier. Employees #1 and #2 claimed that the employer was aware of the situation and did not take action to correct the unsafe condition.
|Employee #||Inspection Nr||Age||Sex||Degree||Nature of Injury||Occupation|
|1||315525808||Hospitalized injury||Amputation||Pressing machine operators|