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Accident: 14297279 - Employee'S Thumb And Fingers Amputated In Punch Press

Accident: 14297279 -- Report ID: 0352440 -- Event Date: 10/13/1987
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1882581012/01/19879211State Use Industries
Employee #1, a punch press operator, was sitting in a chair in front of the machine. When he leaned over to pick up some material with his right hand he allowed his left hand to move into the die area. Employee #1's right foot was on the foot pedal, causing the machine to cycle. The first three digits and thumb of his left hand were amputated. The guard had been removed from the machine's point of operation.
Keywords: amputated, finger, guard, work rules, thumb, point of operation, press operator, punch press, inattention
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 18825810 Hospitalized injury Amputation Punching and stamping press machine operators

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