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Accident: 170632863 - Employee'S Finger Lacerated In Punch Press

Accident: 170632863 -- Report ID: 0950644 -- Event Date: 10/16/1996
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12612120111/12/19963444Midwest Fabrications
At approximately 8:10 a.m. on October 16, 1996, Employee #1, a punch press operator at Mid-West Fabricating Company, was operating Toledo punch press #97 when her left index finger became caught in the point of operation action and was lacerated. The machine was equipped with pull-back restraints. Subsequent investigation revealed that the setup man had adjusted the right pull-back but not the left pull-back, thus enabling Employee #1's finger to remain in the point of operation.
Keywords: pull back device, finger, work rules, laceration, point of operation, set up, press operator, punch press, press
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 126121201 Hospitalized injury Amputation Punching and stamping press machine operators

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