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Accident: 170898217 - Employee'S Fingers Injured In Punch Press

Accident: 170898217 -- Report ID: 0950644 -- Event Date: 02/25/1997
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11976601203/05/19973429Molinas Sheet Metal Inc.
At approximately 7:40 a.m. on February 25, 1997, Employee #1, of Molinas Sheet Metal, Inc., was in the fabrication department using a 40-ton Rouselle punch press to make steel pieces from metal bars. He was working alone, manually feeding the metal bars, when the press ram struck his right hand and seriously injured his fingers. The guard on the punch press was inadequate, and was not capable of preventing Employee #1's fingers from entering the danger zone.
Keywords: guard, work rules, point of operation, struck by, press operator, punch press, hand, press, ram
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 119766012 Hospitalized injury Amputation Truck drivers, light

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