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Accident: 201123593 - Employee'S Finger Amputated In Power Press Accident

Accident: 201123593 -- Report ID: 0950613 -- Event Date: 10/19/2001
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30083644211/07/20013084Tyco Electronics
At approximately 2:30 a.m. on October 19, 2001, an employee was installing dies in a Whitney Profab punch press that was producing computer chips. The machine was inadvertently started and the employee was seriously injured when his fingers were amputated in the moving die. The injured man was performing a setup operation at the time of the accident, and had not set the machine's selector switch to jog, but instead had left it on run. The employee was hospitalized.
Keywords: die, amputated, power press, finger, point of operation, struck by, set up, punch press
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 300836442 Hospitalized injury Amputation Occupation not reported

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