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Accident: 201149135 - Employee'S Finger Is Amputated When Bolt Breaks

Accident: 201149135 -- Report ID: 0950631 -- Event Date: 05/16/2007
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30929923809/07/20073272Desa Fmi Llc
On May 16, 2007, Employee #1, a punch press operator, was operating a Rousselle Punch Press, Model 10 GAC, Serial Number P-20871, in the employer's fabrication department. Employee #1 was removing a stamped part from the die, when the punch press' brake shoe attachment bolt snapped in two, allowing the clutch brake to release and the 800-lb ram to free fall and crush Employee #1's left hand between the dies. Employee #1 suffered crushing injuries to his hand and an amputation of the fourth digit. He was hospitalized for his injuries.
Keywords: die, amputated, finger, machine operator, caught between, crushed, bolt, falling object, punch press, hand
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 309299238 Hospitalized injury Amputation Pressing machine operators

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