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Accident: 201050283 - Employee'S Finger Amputated In Punch Press

Accident: 201050283 -- Report ID: 0950642 -- Event Date: 11/11/1996
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11978835412/05/19963432Western Brass Works
Employee #1 worked at a brass foundry and was just beginning his shift at the time of the accident. He was using an old Diamond punch press with a full-revolution clutch to trim "flash" off of molded parts. The press was guarded by a pull-out device consisting of a strap that was linked to the movement of the ram. Employee #1 apparently took off the wrist strap and the ram descended on his right hand, amputating his index finger. According to the employee's supervisor, the pull-out device had been adjusted to a safe length just minutes prior to the accident.
Keywords: pull back device, amputated, finger, guard, work rules, point of operation, foundry, press operator, punch press
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 119788354 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Punching and stamping press machine operators

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