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Accident: 200031474 - Employee Injured When Fingers Amputated By Punch Press

Accident: 200031474 -- Report ID: 0521700 -- Event Date: 03/27/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30521199704/12/20023053United Gasket Corp
On March 27, 2002, Employee #1, a set-up man, was adjusting the stroke of a mechanical punch press. Employee #1 raised the front part of the point of operation guard on the punch press to adjust the stroke. The punch press cycled while Employee #1 had his hand in the die area and three fingers on Employee #1's left hand were amputated. Employee #1 was hospitalized for treatment.
Keywords: amputated, finger, guard, point of operation, punch press
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 305211997 Hospitalized injury Amputation Occupation not reported

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