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Accident: 200340917 - Employee Loses Finger In Press Brake Accident

Accident: 200340917 -- Report ID: 0523900 -- Event Date: 05/05/2010
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31317738804/06/20103599Schaffer Specialty Welding, Inc.
At approximately 10:45 a.m. on May 5, 2010, Employee #1, a press brake operator, suffered a partial amputation of the little and ring fingers of the right hand while bending a tempered abrasion resistent steel piece part on a Amada press brake. Employee #1's right hand was located between the top edge of the piece part and the frame of the press brake. A failure of the lower die bolts due to improper set-up of the die blocks and die holders resulted in the part shifting suddenly forward toward the machine housing of the press brake.
Keywords: amputated, press brake, finger, hand
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 313177388 Hospitalized injury Amputation Fabricating machine operators, n.e.c.

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