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Accident: 200610491 - Employee'S Fingers Amputated In Press Brake

Accident: 200610491 -- Report ID: 0111700 -- Event Date: 11/06/1999
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30253698211/09/19993444S & H Precision Mfg. Co., Inc.
Employee #1, age 18, was operating an 8 ft Niagara mechanical press brake; it was the first time he had operated a press brake unsupervised. He had earlier been shown how to performing bending and was supervised for five more bends before being left alone to work. Approximately 1 1/2 hours later, Employee #1 sustained crushing injuries to his right index, middle, and ring fingers, all of which had to be amputated. Restraint and pull-back devices were available, but had not been installed on the press brake.
Keywords: pull back device, amputated, press brake, finger, work rules, inexperience, press operator, press, unguarded
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 302536982 Hospitalized injury Amputation Punching and stamping press machine operators

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