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Accident: 170572846 - Employee Suffers Amputation

Accident: 170572846 -- Report ID: 0454510 -- Event Date: 09/06/2000
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30244377511/06/20003081Southern Plastics Company
At approximately 6:55 a.m. on September 6, 2000, Employee #1 was performing her normal job duties when her left index finger was severed above the second knuckle by a hand-fed 20-ton Conway dual-speed hydraulic punch press. Employee #1 was attempting to remove scraps (knockouts) from the point of operation when her foot accidentally triggered the press by hitting the guarded foot pedal. The point of operation on the punch press was not guarded. Employee #1 was treated for her injuries but was not hospitalized.
Keywords: amputated, finger, foot control, point of operation, punch press, unguarded
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 302443775 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Misc. metal & plastic processing machine operators

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