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Accident: 170710347 - Employee'S Pinkie Finger Amputated By Power Press

Accident: 170710347 -- Report ID: 0111500 -- Event Date: 08/15/1994
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12316932808/15/19943469Alinabal, Inc.
On August 12, 1994, Employee #1 was operating a Havir "Press Right" full-revolution power press, serial #7180, to manufacture frog's tongues, a section of film for Polaroid cameras. The employee removed the guard from the press's point of operation to relieve a jam. While holding the material with his right hand, he activated the one-button control with his left hand. The machine cycled, amputating his right pinkie finger from the top knuckle up.
Keywords: amputated, power press, finger, guard, jammed, point of operation
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 123169328 Hospitalized injury Amputation Punching and stamping press machine operators

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