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Accident: 100909.015 - Employee Amputates Fingertip On Press Brake

Accident: 100909.015 -- Report ID: 0524200 -- Event Date: 11/08/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1278592.01511/21/2017Morey Industries, Inc., Dba Westmont Engineering Company
At 3:15 p.m. on November 8, 2017, an employee was working for a firm that fabric ated metal structures. He was operating an HTC press brake and was setting up th e press brake for a new bend by changing the position of a four-way die set moun ted on the press. The employer had placed bolts on each end of the ram and into both ends of the die. By using chains wrapped around the bolts, he was using the ram to lift the die clear of the bed and rotate it to the proper position. He h ad not placed the machine on hold, by activating the hold control. His foot slip ped off the brake pedal. The press activated while his fingers were in the area between the chain and the upper bolt. The ram moved up. It pinched the employee' s finger between the bolt and the chain, severing a fingertip. He sustained the amputation of the index finger on his left hand below the first knuckle. The nar rative did not say whether or not he was hospitalized.
Keywords: amputated, amputation, caught between, die, equipment operator, finger, foot control, lockout, lockout/tagout, machine guarding, press brake, ram
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1278592.015 34 M Non Hospitalized injury Millwrights

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