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Accident: 170107312 - Employee'S Finger Amputated By Malfunctioning Punch Press

Accident: 170107312 -- Report ID: 0551800 -- Event Date: 12/19/1990
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10856250501/16/19913295Raybestos Products Company
At about 10:00 a.m. on December 19, 1990, Employee #1, age 36, a press operator, was operating a full revolution punch press while trying to retrieve a piece of scrap material from the rear of the die with a stick approximately 12 in. long. His right index finger was extended too far on the stick and the press malfunctioned, causing the press to trip. Employee #1's right index finger was crushed and amputated at the first joint.
Keywords: amputated, finger, work rules, lockout, crushed, point of operation, press operator, punch press, mech malfunction
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 108562505 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Punching and stamping press machine operators

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