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Accident: 202574166 - Employee Amputates Three Fingers In Press

Accident: 202574166 -- Report ID: 0352430 -- Event Date: 01/13/2009
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31281071601/13/20093496Harford Systems Inc

On January 13, 2009, Employee #1 was using a Chicago Press Brake to punch holes into stock called Chew Trays. The Chew Trays measured 11.5 in. in length, 6 in. in width, and 0.125 in. in height. They were used for animal feeders in laboratory settings. The operator placed the stock into the press brake by hand and pressed the foot pedal, which was used in punching holes operation. Employee #1, during this operation, put his hand in the point of operation, when the press came down. It crushed three fingers on this right hand. Employee #1 pulled his right fingers out of the press with his left hand. Employee #1 was hospitalized.

Keywords: amputated, brake, finger, foot control, machine operator, caught between, point of operation, struck by, punch press, press

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 312810716 Hospitalized injury Amputation Machine operators, not specified
2 312810716 Hospitalized injury Amputation Machine operators, not specified

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