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Accident: 201117397 - Employee Fingers Crushed And Amputated In Press Machine

Accident: 201117397 -- Report ID: 0950643 -- Event Date: 12/05/2003
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12032264901/13/20043469Specialty International
At approximately, 3:00 p.m. on December 5, 2003, Employee #1, a machine operator, was operating a Bliss 60-ton Punch Press in the Punch Press Department. Employee #1 placed a part, which was 3.5 in. by .5 in. into the press, activated the press, pushed the two-hand controls, and the press cycled. Employee #1 reached in with his right hand to remove the part, and before he could remove his hand, the press cycled again and came down on his hand, crushing his right ring finger and middle finger. Employee #1 held his hand and a coworker gave him rags to wrap his hand. Employee #1 called a coworker over to turn off the machine. Employee #1's supervisor instructed one of his coworkers to take him to the hospital. Employee #1 was taken to the hospital and treated for his injuries.
Keywords: stamper, finger, equipment operator, machine operator, equipment failure, crushed, punch press, hand
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 120322649 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Punching and stamping press machine operators

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