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Accident: 201053006 - Employee Injured Using Punch Press

Accident: 201053006 -- Report ID: 0950642 -- Event Date: 07/23/1999
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12606505107/26/19993499Continental Mfg Co
At approximately 9:30 a.m. on July 23, 1999, Employee #1 was pulling out a fabricated metal piece from a 75-ton Cleveland Punch Press with her right hand when the ram of the machine came down injuring her right hand. No major malfunction of the light screen and the control circuit was detected that would contribute to such a failure. The air-clutch functions were also found to be in good condition. The actual cause that triggered the machine to malfunction once was not determined. Employee #1's third and fourth finger and the tip of the second finger of right hand was partially amputated. Employee #1 was hospitalized.
Keywords: amputated, finger, guard, punch press, hand
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 126065051 Hospitalized injury Amputation Welders and cutters

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