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Accident: 170733455 - Employee Amputates Fingers In Punch Press

Accident: 170733455 -- Report ID: 0950644 -- Event Date: 10/22/1992
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11223045311/03/19922899Pacific Sientific Company
On October 22, 1993, Employee #1 was operating a punch press in the regular performance of his job duties. The press was equipped with two-hand controls. Employee #1 had activated the machine to work a small part. Once the cycle had completed, he reached into the point of operation to adjust the post. At that time the machine double-tripped, crushing the tips of the employee's fingers. Employee #1 was taken to the Irwindale Industrial Clinic where emergency treatment was performed. He sustained a partial amputation of the right thumb and index finger and was referred to a hand specialist.
Keywords: amputated, finger, work rules, lockout, two-hand control, crushed, point of operation, punch press, mech malfunction, unguarded
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 112230453 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Occupation not reported

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