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Accident: 201162484 - Employee Partially Amputatied Finger With Punching Machine

Accident: 201162484 -- Report ID: 0950641 -- Event Date: 05/29/2001
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12617450706/13/20013845Moldex-Metric, Inc.
A machine operator was seriously injured while working on a hole-punching machine for respirator masks. While the employee was removing a mask from the point of operation of an automatic feed hole punching machine with her right hand, the machine's automatic ram came down and amputated her right index finger at the proximal interphalangeal joint. The employer took the victim to a hospital that referred her to a hand rehabilitation center for surgery and orthopedic care.
Keywords: amputated, finger, guard, laceration, point of operation, set up, punch press, hand
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 126174507 Hospitalized injury Amputation Production helpers

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