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Accident: 170169478 - Employee'S Fingertip Amputated By Machine'S Die Cutter

Accident: 170169478 -- Report ID: 0950612 -- Event Date: 07/31/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11176563208/07/19913083Kompspin Technologies, Inc.
Employee #1 was adjusting a plastic sheet on a laminating machine while he put the machine on manual mode. The die cutter descended for a second time while the index finger on his right hand was between the die and the cutter. The tip of his finger was amputated. Employee #1 was taken to San Jose Hospital and stayed for about 7 hours. He cannot remember what happened. When the company demonstrated the machine's operation, it functioned properly: the light beam interrupted and stopped the machine. The machine could have malfunctioned one time. Employee #1 was trained by a coworker.
Keywords: die, amputated, die cutting press, finger, caught between, point of operation, mech malfunction
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 111765632 Hospitalized injury Amputation Miscellaneous machine operators, n.e.c.

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