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Accident: 14238216 - Two Employees' Fingers Cut Off In Notcher

Accident: 14238216 -- Report ID: 0953210 -- Event Date: 06/18/1996
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10460954007/24/19963499Pacific Western Systems Inc
Employee #2 was operating a sheet metal notcher. He had depressed the foot pedal, activating the notcher, when his hand slipped past the shear point and his fingertip was amputated. Employee #1 went to retrieve the fingertip but, while his fingers were in the shear point, he accidentally put his foot on the foot pedal. The notcher amputated three of his fingers below their joints.
Keywords: amputated, finger, work rules, foot control, slip, lockout, point of operation, press, inattention
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 104609540 Hospitalized injury Amputation Sheet metal workers
2 104609540 Hospitalized injury Amputation Sheet metal workers

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