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Accident: 14277537 - Employee'S Fingertips Amputated In Power Press

Accident: 14277537 -- Report ID: 0112300 -- Event Date: 02/16/1993
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1794158402/16/19933914Gorham Inc
At approximately 9:00 a.m. on February 16, 1993, Employee #1 was operating a mechanical power press equipped with pullout devices. Employee #1 had only been on this machine one day. He was apparently shown how to adjust the pullout devices improperly because his fingers became caught in the point of operation. Employee #1 suffered partial amputation of three fingertips on his right hand. The cause of the accident was improper training and not adjusting the pullout devices properly.
Keywords: pull back device, amputated, power press, finger, work rules, caught by, inexperience, point of operation, press operator, untrained
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 17941584 Hospitalized injury Amputation Occupation not reported

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