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Accident: 14456628 - Employee'S Thumb Severed In Punch Press

Accident: 14456628 -- Report ID: 0854910 -- Event Date: 06/12/1985
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
327892612/06/19843441Syro Steel Co
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
327930406/12/19853441Syro Steel Inc
Employee #1, age 19, and a coworker were operating a 400-ton punch press. Each was using a single button control. When the control buttons were pushed, the press cycled, catching and severing Employee #1's right thumb.
Keywords: severed, work rules, thumb, caught between, point of operation, press operator, punch press
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 3278926 Hospitalized injury Amputation Occupation not reported
2 3279304 Occupation Not Listed

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