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Accident: 200020816 - Employee'S Fingertips Amputated In Press Brake

Accident: 200020816 -- Report ID: 0214200 -- Event Date: 02/23/1998
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30002900602/25/19983499Pilot Technologies Corporation
During the night shift on February 23, 1998, Employee #1 was using a press brake to rework pieces that required further flattening to pass inspection. He was using his hand to dust off the dies when he inadvertently stepped on the pedal. The press cycled and amputated the tips of his middle, ring, and little fingers, including some bone loss from his middle finger. Employee #1, who had been hired four days before the accident, had never operated a press brake of this type before.
Keywords: amputated, press brake, finger, work rules, cleaning, foot control, inexperience, foot-powered press, press operator, untrained
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 300029006 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Occupation not reported

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