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Accident: 170562789 - Employee'S Fingers Amputated By Punch Press

Accident: 170562789 -- Report ID: 0854910 -- Event Date: 09/27/1993
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12462205111/16/19933363Piper Impact Inc
Employee #1 was operating a notch and knurl machine, which is very similar to a punch press. He tried to clear an obstruction from the track that feeds the product into the punch, but his left hand was crushed between the punch and a piece of the raw product. His left index and middle fingers were permanently amputated and his left ring fingertip was severed but later reattached.
Keywords: amputated, finger, work rules, lockout, caught between, crushed, point of operation, punch press, hand
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 124622051 Hospitalized injury Amputation Punching and stamping press machine operators

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