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Accident: 170571533 - Employee'S Finger Amputated In Punch Press

Accident: 170571533 -- Report ID: 0454510 -- Event Date: 04/12/1996
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12648369204/18/19963451The Torrington Company
Employee #1, a punch press operator, reached into the point of operation to retrieve a part after a press had cycled. The press cycled again on its own, amputating her right middle finger and crushing two joints. The press was equipped with two hand-grips and a point of operation guard, but no hand extension tools had been provided.
Keywords: amputated, finger, work rules, point of operation, extension handle, press operator, punch press, press
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 126483692 Hospitalized injury Amputation Punching and stamping press machine operators

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