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Accident: 101532.015 - Employee'S Fingers Amputated When Press Brake Actuates

Accident: 101532.015 -- Report ID: 0213600 -- Event Date: 12/11/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1282850.01512/15/2017Iec Electronics Corp.
At 10:00 p.m. on December 11, 2017, an employee was working for a firm that manu factured metalworking machinery. He was repositioning a piece of plastic that wa s being used to cover the die on an Amada hydraulic press brake. He was putting a finished part into a box with his right hand as he was attempting to adjust th e piece of plastic that was covering the die. At the same time, his foot was on the press brake's foot pedal. He activated the press brake while his hand was in the point of operation. He sustained an amputation of the ring, middle and inde x fingers on his left hand. He was hospitalized.
Keywords: amputated, amputation, caught in, die, equipment operator, finger, foot control, foot-powered press, machine guarding, point of operation, press brake
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature
1 1282850.015 55 M Non Hospitalized injury

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