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Accident: 170572903 - Employee'S Fingertip Amputated In Punch Press

Accident: 170572903 -- Report ID: 0454510 -- Event Date: 12/11/1997
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30177499812/17/19973613Isola Usa
Employee #1 was operating a 12 ton pneumatic punch press, serial #96S-9933-T2, also known as a Danly Air Toggle Press. He was punching holes in paper-thin fiberglass sheets as test samples when he activated the press while his left hand was in the point of operation, amputating the first digit of his index finger. The press was activated by a two-hand trip located 11 in. from the point of operation. It also has a Plexiglas guard barrier with a 2 in. horizontal opening that was located 2 in. from the die.
Keywords: amputated, finger, guard, work rules, two-hand control, point of operation, press operator, punch press, press
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 301774998 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Punching and stamping press machine operators

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