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Accident: 170177521 - Employee'S Finger Amputated In Punch Press

Accident: 170177521 -- Report ID: 0950643 -- Event Date: 01/29/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11216700202/20/19913356The Wilkinson Company
At approximately 12:45 p.m. on January 29, 1991, Employee # 1, a machine operator, was using a full revolution, mechanical, power-operated punch press to stamp out small metal gaskets. He reached in to clear a piece of the thin metal stock that was being struck on the press die. His hand was in the point of operation when the press cycled, partially amputating his finger. Employee #1 did not shut off the power before reaching into the press, nor did he use the available extension grips.
Keywords: amputated, power press, finger, work rules, caught by, lockout, point of operation, press operator, punch press
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 112167002 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Punching and stamping press machine operators

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