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Accident: 170706675 - Employees' Thumb Amputated By Unguaded Punch Press

Accident: 170706675 -- Report ID: 0950642 -- Event Date: 07/21/1993
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11986165601/11/19943495Argo Spring Manufacturing Co., Inc.
Employee #1 was operating a full-revolution-clutch punch press without any guard or device guarding the point of operation. The press was set up with a wedge-shaped shear for cutting lengths of heavy wire. While feeding wire through the die set, Employee #1s' left hand got in the way, and her left thumb was amputated. Employee #1 had not received safety training and had never operated a punch press before.
Keywords: amputated, thumb, punch press, unguarded
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 119861656 Hospitalized injury Amputation Miscellaneous machine operators, n.e.c.

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