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Accident: 170164248 - Employee'S Fingertip Amputated In Punch Press

Accident: 170164248 -- Report ID: 0950631 -- Event Date: 07/12/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11198088407/18/19913949Creative Gulf Metal Products
At 8:49 a.m. on July 12, 1991, Employee #1 was operating a Famco 5 1/2 ton punch press, serial #55. He reached in the point of operation to grab a part while the press was cycling, amputating the tip of his left index finger. He was taken to the emergency room of St. Jude Hospital in Fullerton, CA, where he was treated and released after 2 hours. The point of operation of the foot-powered press was not guarded. The employer was issued a citation for the violation. To prevent a recurrence of the accident, the employer installed a two-hand control device that requires simultaneous use of both the operator's hands to activate the press.
Keywords: amputated, power press, finger, work rules, caught by, point of operation, foot-powered press, press operator, punch press, unguarded
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 111980884 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Machine operators, not specified

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