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Accident: 170107486 - Employee'S Fingertip Amputated In Swedger-Punch Machine

Accident: 170107486 -- Report ID: 0551800 -- Event Date: 04/19/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10855945105/08/19913949Indian Industries Inc
At approximately 12:20 a.m. on April 19, 1991, Employee #1, a laborer, was operating a combination swedging/hole punching machine for metal yard game poles. She cycled a pole through the punch and swedging operation and reached with her right index finger into the hole punch die to scrape away chipped paint. The hydraulically-energized punching die closed and caught her fingertip, amputating it at the first joint. Employee #1 was transported to St. Mary's Medical Center, Evansville, IN, and was treated and released to home care.
Keywords: amputated, finger, work rules, cleaning, lockout, caught between, point of operation, hydraulic press, punch press
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 108559451 Hospitalized injury Amputation Misc. metal,plastic,stone&glass-working mach. op's

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