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Accident: 170732721 - Employee'S Fingers Amputated In Pinch Press

Accident: 170732721 -- Report ID: 0950633 -- Event Date: 06/01/1994
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11989560506/20/19942499Greensteel
At approximately 12:50 p.m. on June 1, 1994, Employee #1 was operating a Niagara full-revolution punch press in the warehouse/flatboards department. Employee #1 was punching holes in a 16 ft long aluminum chalkrail when a coworker distracted him. Employee #1 placed his left hand in an opening between the top of the die and the ram of the press, turned to answer his coworker, and actuated the press with the foot pedal. The opening (pinch point) was not guarded. Employee #1 was hospitalized for finger amputations.
Keywords: die, amputated, finger, work rules, point of operation, foot-powered press, punch press, unguarded, inattention
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 119895605 Hospitalized injury Amputation Occupation not reported

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