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Accident: 170873178 - Employee'S Fingers Are Amputated By Punch Press

Accident: 170873178 -- Report ID: 0950621 -- Event Date: 07/24/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12015230108/15/20023089Milgard Manufacturing
At approximately 1:20 p.m. on July 24, 2002, Employee #1, a temporary employee, was operating a pneumatic power press (punch press) cutting vent holes in vinyl window frames, when the a window became jammed in the dies of the machine. Employee #1 reached into the point-of-operation to pull the piece out and accidentally stepped on the foot pedal control lever, activating the machine for another cycle. The cutting die amputated the tips of her three fingers. Employee #1 was taken to the hospital and treated for her injuries.
Keywords: amputated, die cutting press, power press, finger, work rules, foot control, jammed, point of operation, foot-powered press, punch press
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 120152301 Non Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Punching and stamping press machine operators

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