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Accident: 170898969 - Employee'S Finger Amputated In Press Brake

Accident: 170898969 -- Report ID: 0950644 -- Event Date: 07/17/1997
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12612192008/01/19973444Midwest Fabrications
At approximately 7:30 a.m. on July 17, 1997, Employee #1, of Midwest Fabricating Company, was using a Bliss power press brake to bend U-clips. He was using a 8 to 10 ft long wooden stick to hold the parts down. Employee #1 was trying to pick up a finished clip with his left hand when the ram came down, amputating his left index finger. Employee #1's supervisor had instructed him not to use the pull-back devices that day, due to the nature of the work. The employer was cited for a serious violation of T8CCR 4214 (b)(9).
Keywords: pull back device, amputated, press brake, finger, work rules, point of operation, press operator, press, unguarded
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 126121920 Hospitalized injury Amputation Punching and stamping press machine operators

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