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Accident: 170106546 - Employee'S Fingers Amputated In Punch Press

Accident: 170106546 -- Report ID: 0551800 -- Event Date: 09/09/1996
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12398013810/11/19963446Continental Industries Inc.
At approximately 1:00 p.m. on September 9, 1996, Employee #1 was using a partial revolution punch press in department G25 to form 9 1/2 in. flat metal parts. He later stated that he would put three pieces in the die area and then step on the foot control to cycle the press. As he was putting the second part in, the press double tripped and his right hand became caught in the point of operation. Three of his fingers were amputated.
Keywords: amputated, finger, work rules, caught by, point of operation, foot-powered press, press operator, punch press
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 123980138 Hospitalized injury Amputation Punching and stamping press machine operators

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