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Accident: 200074789 - Employee'S Fingers Are Amputated By Press

Accident: 200074789 -- Report ID: 0453720 -- Event Date: 08/13/2011
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31590883009/15/20113433Spx Corporation-Weil-Mclain
On August 13, 2011, Employee #1 was reaching into the point of operation of a press to adjust air ejection. The press operator was standing at the back of press using the inch control to adjust the press ram to top dead center. The press closed on Employee 1's right hand, crushing it. He was hospitalized for amputations of his index and middle fingers. The front of the press was guarded by a light curtain that failed to function properly.
Keywords: amputated, finger, guard, equipment failure, caught between, point of operation, press operator, press
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 315908830 Hospitalized injury Amputation Occupation not reported

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