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Accident: 170159578 - Employee'S Fingers Amputated In Dies Of Press Brake

Accident: 170159578 -- Report ID: 0950632 -- Event Date: 09/20/1990
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11200312411/13/19903559Versaform Corporation
At approximately 12:15 p.m. on September 20, 1990, Employee #1, a press brake operator, was removing a piece of metal from under the stop behind the press die when he lost his footing, slipped, and fell forward. His hand went between the dies as he fell on the pedal that activates the press brake. Four fingers on his right hand were amputated at the upper knuckle. An assistant raised the ram and called 911. First aid was administered until paramedics arrived and transported Employee #1 to a local hospital.
Keywords: amputated, press brake, finger, work rules, slip, caught between, die guard, foot-powered press, lost balance, press operator
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 112003124 Hospitalized injury Amputation Fabricating machine operators, n.e.c.

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