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Accident: 170189823 - Employee'S Fingers Partially Amputated By Punch Press

Accident: 170189823 -- Report ID: 0950642 -- Event Date: 07/17/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11215109709/12/19913599Cirillo Manufacturing Inc
Employee #1, a 25-year-old punch press operator for Cirillo Manufacturing Co., was punching holes using part of a Bliss 60 ton punch press. The punch press did not have any point of operation guard or double-hand controls to protect the operator from the point of operation. Employee #1's right hand was exposed to the danger zone and part of his index, middle, and ring fingers were amputated. He was taken to Community Hospital and hospitalized for three days. A citation was issued to the employer ordering him to correct the unsafe condition. The employer was also strongly advised to safeguard the machines and to train employees on accident prevention.
Keywords: amputated, finger, work rules, point of operation, punch press, untrained, hand, unguarded
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 112151097 Hospitalized injury Amputation Occupation not reported

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