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Accident: 170593560 - Employee #1 Left Thumb Amputated In Power Press

Accident: 170593560 -- Report ID: 0950632 -- Event Date: 01/26/1994
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11999827605/24/19943444Moore Spring Co Inc Dba Moore Industries
At 10:00 a.m. on January 26, 1994, Employee #1, a 43-year-old machinist, amputated his left thumb while operating a power-operated press. Employee #1, a newly trained employee, was pressing one and one-half inch flat washers into a concave shape when his thumb entered the unguarded point of operation. Employee #1 sustained an amputation of the distal phalanges of the left thumb. The machine involved in the accident was a Rousselle 3G Punch Press. The shop foreman had performed the training and initial observation of the machinist about one and one-half hours prior to the accident.
Keywords: amputated, thumb, point of operation, punch press
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 119998276 Hospitalized injury Amputation Punching and stamping press machine operators

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