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Accident: 170633002 - Employee'S Fingers Amputated In Punch Press

Accident: 170633002 -- Report ID: 0950644 -- Event Date: 08/15/1996
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11976724208/15/19967692L & M Precision Welding
At approximately 8:15 a.m. on August 15, 1996, Employee #1, of Precision Welding, Irwindale, CA, was changing the die on a Halmers & Corners 30-ton punch press. He was attempting to align the bottom level of the guide with the top level. As he loosened the bolts, the guide fell on his right hand, amputating his thumb, index, and middle fingers. He was transported to the hospital by paramedics. After investigation, the employer was cited for a serious violation of T8CCR 3314(a). Other violations were also found, and the employer was cited accordingly.
Keywords: amputated, finger, work rules, thumb, lockout, point of operation, guide, falling object, press operator, punch press
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 119767242 Hospitalized injury Amputation Punching and stamping press machine operators

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