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Accident: 201037983 - Employee'S Finger Is Amputated In Punch Press

Accident: 201037983 -- Report ID: 0950635 -- Event Date: 03/07/2006
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12616957204/06/20062599Kayline Enterprises Inc
On March 7, 2006, Employee #1 was operating an RMT punch press (Model Number 20D, Serial Number 18 vsg/A1547) in a metal fabrication department to bend tubes for a leg. The press ram automatically advanced when the guard was lowered. The ram automatically retracted when the guard was released. As Employee #1 was adjusting the position of the tube on the machine work table, he inadvertently stepped on the foot pedal, activating the press, and amputating his left index finger. Employee #1 was hospitalized at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center for treatment.
Keywords: amputated, finger, foot control, machine operator, inexperience, point of operation, nip point, set up, punch press, unguarded
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 126169572 Hospitalized injury Amputation Assemblers

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