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Accident: 170667992 - Employee'S Finger Amputated In Power Press

Accident: 170667992 -- Report ID: 0111500 -- Event Date: 09/19/1996
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11321285609/23/19963559Precision Metal Products, Inc.
At approximately 2:30 a.m. on September 19, 1996, Employee #1 was operating a Minster mechanical power press when the chain drive broke, causing the press to operate in a continuous mode. Employee #1 was reaching into the point of operation to remove a part when the machine cycled and partially amputated a finger. The press did not have an anti-repeat feature installed.
Keywords: amputated, power press, finger, work rules, equipment failure, point of operation, press operator, press
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 113212856 Hospitalized injury Amputation Occupation not reported

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