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Accident: 201156189 - Employee'S Thumb Amputated By Punch Press

Accident: 201156189 -- Report ID: 0950633 -- Event Date: 05/07/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30085862806/25/20022542Morgan Marshall Industries, Inc.
At approximately 12:00 p.m. on May 05, 2002, Employee #1 was operating a Niagra Punch Press, to make targets (pans) for stack racks. The press weighed 75 tons, and had Model Number P22 and Serial Number 38083. He had made about 1,200 parts prior to the accident. Just before the accident, Employee #1 put the part on the die. With his left hand on the die, he looked down to press the foot pedal and the ram came down and his left thumb was caught between the part and the ram, amputating his left thumb. He did not press the foot pedal. Employee #1 was taken to Loma Linda University Medical Center, where he was hospitalized for over 24 hours.
Keywords: amputated, foot control, welder, thumb, punch press
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 300858628 Hospitalized injury Amputation Welders and cutters

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