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Accident: 200081396 - Worker Amputates Finger While Using Mechanical Power Press

Accident: 200081396 -- Report ID: 0112000 -- Event Date: 09/18/2000
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11614040110/03/20003444Dynamic Gunver Technologies Llc.
On September 18, 2000, an Employee operating a full-revolution mechanical power press that was equipped with two hand trips and pullbacks when a part jammed in the die. The employee removed his pullbacks, and turned the press off. The employee switched the press to "jog" mode, which turned the foot pedal on. The employee stood in front of the die and tried to free the part with pliers. The accidentally stepped on the foot pedal causing the flywheel to cycle the press amputating two of his fingers.
Keywords: pull back device, die, hand, press, foot
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 116140401 Hospitalized injury Amputation Punching and stamping press machine operators

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