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Accident: 106240.015 - Employee'S Finger Is Amputated In Trim Press

Accident: 106240.015 -- Report ID: 0524500 -- Event Date: 05/31/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1320868.01506/06/2018Vaughn And Bushnell Manufacturing
At 7:08 a.m. on May 31, 2018, Employee #1 was working in Cell Number 6 with a tr ainee, a coworker. Employee #1 was at the hammer and Employee #2 was at the tri m press. The coworker had just trimmed the flashing off of the part that he was working on, when he noticed something wasn't right. He asked Employee #1 to lo ok at it. Employee #1 set his bar back into the furnace and looked at the cowor ker's piece. He told the coworker that he had "short stocked" the piece and to just cut it off and scrap it. The flashing became hung on the trim die. Employe e #1 reached into the press to clear the flashing just as the coworker placed th e bar into the cutting die, and stepped on the foot pedal. Employee #1's left m iddle finger was caught in the trim die when the press cycled. His left middle f inger was crushed in the trim die, requiring surgical amputation. The employee w as not hospitalized.
Keywords: amputated, die, finger, foot-powered press, furnace, press
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1320868.015 35 M Non Hospitalized injury Forging machine operators

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