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Accident: 104297.015 - Employee Is Operating Die Cutting Press And Amputates Finger

Accident: 104297.015 -- Report ID: 0950644 -- Event Date: 01/21/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1207006.01502/01/2017Searing Industries, Inc.
At 4:30 p.m. on January 21, 2017, an employee was cutting 4-inch pieces of steel to fill an order for 40,000 pieces at Haven #5 Tube Cut machine. During the pr ocess, pieces would get stuck in the die because of a burr and the employee woul d have to stop and hit the piece to free it from the die. The employee would oc casionally have to reach into the cutting die area with their fingers to aid in removing the piece from the die. While doing so, the employee caught their righ t index fingertip by the blade and amputated it. The employee was hospitalized.
Keywords: amputated, amputation, blade, caught by, die cutting press, finger
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1207006.015 31 M Hospitalized injury Machine operators, not specified

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