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Accident: 170150882 - Employee'S Finger Crushed In Punch Press

Accident: 170150882 -- Report ID: 0950643 -- Event Date: 03/22/1993
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11217212703/22/19933569Western Filter Corporation
At about 8:00 a.m. on March 3, 1993, Employee #1, a machine operator at a manufacturing company, was processing industrial filter components on a power-operated punch press. When he routinely reached into the open die area to remove a steel rod, which is used within the die during this process, the press cycled unexpectedly, pinching and crushing his thumb and first finger between the upper die and the top of the steel rod.
Keywords: die, finger, struck against, thumb, metal pole, crushed, punch press, mech malfunction
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 112172127 Non Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Punching and stamping press machine operators

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