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Accident: 201021748 - Employee Injures Both Hands When Caught In Punch Press

Accident: 201021748 -- Report ID: 0950615 -- Event Date: 06/25/2008
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12547470006/26/20083085Lixit Corporation
At approximately 9:15 a.m. on June 25, 2008, Employee #1 was manually feeding two metal clamps into the die of an EW Bliss punch press. As she fed the clamps using both hands, the ram self-activated and caught both her thumbs. Emergency services were contacted and, upon arrival, Employee #1 was taken to a nearby medical facility, where she was hospitalized and treated for a fractured right thumb and partially degloved left hand.
Keywords: die, fracture, finger, degloved, caught by, caught between, punch press, hand
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 125474700 Hospitalized injury Fracture Laborers, except construction

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