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Accident: 170386866 - Employee'S Fingers Amputated In Punch Press

Accident: 170386866 -- Report ID: 0551800 -- Event Date: 01/06/1994
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12404604602/17/19948361Stone Belt Council For Retarded Citizens
On January 6, 1994, Employee #1 was operating a full revolution punch press that had a 3-inch high plexiglass guard around the point of operation. The employee reached over the guard to hold some stock. He leaned forward with his foot on the foot control. The press cycled while both of the employee's hands were in the point of operation. The ring finger on his left hand was amputated at the first knuckle. Employee #1 was hospitalized.
Keywords: amputated, finger, caught by, point of operation, foot-powered press, press operator, punch press, hand, inattention
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 124046046 Hospitalized injury Amputation Slicing and cutting machine operators

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