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Accident: 200371391 - Employee Cuts Finger Using Punch Press

Accident: 200371391 -- Report ID: 0454510 -- Event Date: 02/08/2001
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30357570803/05/20013624National Electrical Carbon Products, Inc.Dba Morga
Employee #1, a punch press operator in the traction area of the electrical components plant, cut her finger when she accidentally pressed the foot pedal of the punch press. The punch press is manual feed, full revolution clutch, single action foot stroke. On the day of the accident, she had noticed that the wires on the carbon brush she was punching were not straight. Employee #1 tried to hold and straighten the wires by placing her left index finger along the side of the carbon brush, extending her hand in the point of operation when she accidentally pressed the foot pedal on the punch press machine. Her finger was caught in the nip point. She sustained a cut to her finger which resulted in a fractured tip.
Keywords: finger, caught between, laceration, punch press
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 303575708 Non Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Punching and stamping press machine operators

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