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Accident: 201126885 - Employee'S Finger Is Amputated By Machine

Accident: 201126885 -- Report ID: 0950613 -- Event Date: 09/10/2008
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31009449509/11/20083089Tyco Electronics Corporation
At approximately 9:15 a.m. on September 10, 2008, Employee #1 was working alone, operating a pneumatic table-top punch unit to remove sections of plastic cable insulation material for testing. He admitted to bypassing the two-hand control by using his right forearm and hand to activate both controls while holding a piece of the cable against the die with his left hand. One of Employee #1's left fingers was amputated.
Keywords: die, amputated, hand control, die cutting press, finger, two-hand control, press operator, punch press, hand, press
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 310094495 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Extruding and forming machine operators

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