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Accident: 170632129 - Employee'S Thumb Amputated In Punch Press

Accident: 170632129 -- Report ID: 0950644 -- Event Date: 08/02/1996
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11983151908/08/19963444D.D. Wire Company Co.
At approximately 7:20 a.m. on August 2, 1996, Employee #1, of D. D. Wire Company, Inc., was operating a 20-ton Diamond punch press, #31, serial #1057, when the internal safety dog broke. The press was released when Employee #1 had his hand under the die, and his left thumb was amputated. The machine was equipped with all required safety devices, was well maintained, and had been inspected on July 26, 1996. The employer immediately secured the machine and planned to option it out for salvage so it would never be used again as a punch press.
Keywords: safety block, die, amputated, thumb, equipment failure, press operator, punch press, press
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 119831519 Hospitalized injury Amputation Punching and stamping press machine operators

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