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Accident: 170729362 - Employee'S Fingertips Struck By Punch Press Plunger

Accident: 170729362 -- Report ID: 0950644 -- Event Date: 03/25/1993
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11985420604/01/19933366Valley Brass Inc.
At about 10:50 a.m. on March 25, 1993, Employee #1 of Valley Brass, Inc., was placing a casting on the die when the plunger of the punch press activated spontaneously and hit her fingertips. She suffered a crushing injury to the tips of her right thumb and index finger. Punch press #2 is located in the press area of the shop and had been in use for about six years without any trouble. Employee #1 was lucky to escape serious injury and was treated and released from the hospital the same day. No safety violations were cited.
Keywords: finger, struck against, started in gear, crushed, point of operation, punch press
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 119854206 Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Punching and stamping press machine operators

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