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Accident: 14250690 - Employee'S Finger Amputated When Caught In Punch Press

Accident: 14250690 -- Report ID: 0453710 -- Event Date: 04/19/1988
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1854241507/06/19883423Vermont American Corp Lincolnton Mfg Divsion
Employee #1 was manually rotating saw blades being notched after the completion of each press cycle. The press was equipped with proper two-hand controls in proper working condition, but a malfunction occurred that was out of the operator's control when a bolt sheared on the single stroke mechanism. The press repeated and Employee #1 suffered the distal amputation of the dermis on his left index finger.
Keywords: rotating parts, amputated, finger, equipment failure, point of operation, bolt, punch press, sheared, mech malfunction
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 18542415 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Punching and stamping press machine operators

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