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Accident: 1002245 - Employee'S Finger Amputated By Press Brake

Accident: 1002245 -- Report ID: 0751910 -- Event Date: 03/23/1987
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10194370203/23/19873799Dethmers Mfg. Co. (Demco)
Employee #1 was operating a Verson press brake used to bend metal tubing when he depressed the foot pedal and cycled the press. The ring finger on his left hand was amputated above the first knuckle. The press will stop at any juncture if the foot is removed.
Keywords: amputated, press brake, finger, work rules, point of operation, foot-powered press
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 101943702 Hospitalized injury Amputation Occupation not reported

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