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Accident: 201157039 - Employee'S Fingers Amputated While Operating Punch Press

Accident: 201157039 -- Report ID: 0950633 -- Event Date: 01/16/2003
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12012513301/23/20033089A.M.E. Manufacturing, Inc.
At approximately 4:35 p.m. on January 16, 2003, Employee #1, a punch press operator, was retrieving a stuck tube from the die of a "KOMATSU-35 " punch press, model OBS-35- 33, production number 14699. As he was pulling the stuck tube with his right hand from the die, he inadvertently depressed the foot pedal. The employee's right middle and ring fingers at the first joint, and the tip of his little finger were amputated. Employee #1 was a temporary employee for the site employer, a manufacturer for plastic motor bike grips, and had been working there for seven months. Employee #1 was hospitalized.
Keywords: die, amputated, finger, machine operator, punch press, press
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 120125133 Hospitalized injury Amputation Pressing machine operators

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