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Accident: 201111978 - Employees Fingers Amputated In Mechanical Power Press

Accident: 201111978 -- Report ID: 0950643 -- Event Date: 07/19/1999
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12602755607/22/19993442Truth Hardware
At approximately 4:30 p.m. on July 19, 1999, Employee #1 was processing small metal parts on a 45-ton mechanical press equipped with a single foot controller to cycle the press. The product was being placed and removed by hand. He reached into the press point of operation, either to free a stuck part or to remove a completed one, and the press cycled, amputating his fingers. He was hospitalized.
Keywords: amputated, power press, finger, caught by, crushed, nip point, punch press
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 126027556 Hospitalized injury Amputation Punching and stamping press machine operators

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