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Accident: 170897748 - Employee'S Finger Amputated In Punch Press

Accident: 170897748 -- Report ID: 0950644 -- Event Date: 09/24/1998
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12613128309/28/19985084California Metal Forming, Inc.
Employee #1 was operating a punch press with an automatic feed when a part became stuck in the die. As he was clearing the jammed piece, the automatic feed let the next part into the point of operation, catching and amputating a portion of his left ring finger. Employee #1 had not disconnected the pneumatic air line to the feeder before clearing the jam.
Keywords: amputated, finger, work rules, jammed, lockout, caught between, point of operation, press operator, punch press, machine--misc
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 126131283 Hospitalized injury Amputation Punching and stamping press machine operators

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