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Accident: 170167092 - Employee'S Finger Amputated By Unguarded Punch Press

Accident: 170167092 -- Report ID: 0950631 -- Event Date: 01/11/1993
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11987912003/09/19933496Rib Wire Products Inc
At approximately 1:40 p.m. on January 11, 1993, Employee #1, as a supervisor in the punch press area, was working on a punch press and decided to remove the guard so that an oversized piece of material would fit into the die area. Instead of using the hand buttons as instructed, the employee used the foot operated pedal and moved his hand into the press. The unguarded punch press amputated his left index finger.
Keywords: amputated, finger, work rules, foot control, point of operation, punch press, unguarded
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 119879120 Hospitalized injury Amputation Supervisors, production occupations

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