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Accident: 201149226 - Employee Amputates Finger When Caught In Press

Accident: 201149226 -- Report ID: 0950631 -- Event Date: 07/29/2007
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30929977411/15/20073452Alcoa Fastening Systems
On July 29 2007, Employee #1 was under the supervision of a coworker and was operating a Benchmaster 15-ton part-revolution punch press, Model Number 251A-2, Serial Number 72127 (Employer designation 'Machine Number 3883'). At the time, the press was being used by Employee #1 to form small fasteners. The press is operated by simultaneously depressing two hand trip controls, which causes the machine slide to cycle and form the metal. Employee #1 was using the machine as described when at one point he reached into the die area to either place or remove a nut by hand. Employee #1 depressed only the left palm button, which caused the machine to improperly cycle, and the die closed on his right index finger, amputating the tip. Employee #1 was taken by emergency response personnel to a nearby hospital for treatment of his injured index finger but was not hospitalized.
Keywords: die, amputated, finger, caught by, press
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 309299774 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Misc. metal & plastic processing machine operators

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