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Accident: 170842249 - Employee Amputates Four Fingers In Power Press Accident

Accident: 170842249 -- Report ID: 0950615 -- Event Date: 07/06/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12561589807/06/20025051O'Hagin'S, Inc.
On July 6, 2002, an employee was operating a 55-ton Bliss full revolution punch press. He was stamping out sheet metal parts for roof ventilation systems. As the ram came down he reached into the point of operation to clear a misaligned piece and caught his left hand, amputating four fingers. The press had a two-hand control but the buttons were not mounted at the proper safety distance to provide a point of operation safeguard.
Keywords: amputated, sheet metal, power press, finger, two-hand control, point of operation, struck by, punch press, hand
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 125615898 Hospitalized injury Amputation Punching and stamping press machine operators

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