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Accident: 170733414 - Employee'S Fingers Amputated In Punch Press

Accident: 170733414 -- Report ID: 0950644 -- Event Date: 12/21/1992
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11985664901/04/19933469Valley Custom Stamping Corporation
At about 7:00 a.m. on December 21, 1992, Employee #1, of Valley Custom Stamping Corp., was operating a pneumatic-powered EW Bliss punch press. The punch press has a two hand trip system as a safety guard. As the employee put his hand in the machine to pick up the part, the punch press repeated the cycle. Both of the employee's hands were caught in the press, which amputated six of his fingers to the first knuckle. He was taken to Pomona Valley Hospital and stayed there for three days. The employer was cited for the serious violation of T8CCR 4211(b), which requires an anti-repeat system on the punch press. Other violations were found and citations were issued accordingly.
Keywords: amputated, finger, caught by, point of operation, punch press, hand, mech malfunction
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 119856649 Hospitalized injury Amputation Punching and stamping press machine operators

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