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Accident: 170897714 - Employee'S Thumb Amputated In Punch Press

Accident: 170897714 -- Report ID: 0950644 -- Event Date: 10/07/1998
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12612711710/30/19983429P.P.Mfg. Co.
Employee #1 was operating a 15 ton foot-controlled Diamond punch press when the machine cycled, amputating a portion of his right thumb. There was no point of operation guard in place and Employee #1 did not use the hand-feeding devices. The press was also equipped with two-hand controls.
Keywords: amputated, work rules, thumb, point of operation, extension handle, foot-powered press, press operator, punch press, press, unguarded
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 126127117 Hospitalized injury Amputation Punching and stamping press machine operators

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