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Accident: 201114162 - Employee'S Fingers Amputated In Punch Press

Accident: 201114162 -- Report ID: 0950643 -- Event Date: 04/08/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11982885304/30/20023599James Higby Engineering
At approximately 12:30 p.m. on April 8, 2002, Employee #1 was operating punch press Number 4, Serial Number UK60T604-10 operated by a foot pedal. He fed material to the machine with his right hand and his left hand was supporting and holding the material prior to the point of operation. The material was a 10-ft-long by 3-in.-wide sheet of metal. No guards or other devices were being used. Employee #1's hand was caught in the point of operation and three of his fingers were amputated. Employee #1 was hospitalized.
Keywords: amputated, finger, caught by, point of operation, nip point, punch press, unguarded
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 119828853 Hospitalized injury Amputation Machinists

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