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Accident: 201163656 - Employee'S Fingers Amputated By Punch Press

Accident: 201163656 -- Report ID: 0950641 -- Event Date: 03/12/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12609842503/15/20023499Precision Personified Inc. Dba Fine Blanking Inc
On March 12, 2002, Employee #1, an employee of Precision Personified INC.-DBA-Fine Blanking Inc. located at 13039 South Main Street in Los Angeles, California, was performing regularly assigned tasks making parts on a Bliss brand 60-ton punch press. There was a shop made two hand control attached to the front of the press, which was too close to the point of operation. Employee #1 was tired so she brought a wooden stool to the front of the machine to sit on while she worked. The stool was too short, so Employee #1 put it on an old greasy pallet. As Employee #1 was operating the machine the stool slipped off the edge of the pallet, just as she cycled the press. Attempting to break her fall, Employee #1 reached out and into the point of operation grabbing the dies as the ram descended. Portions of two of Employee #1's fingers were amputated. Employee #1 was hospitalized.
Keywords: die, amputated, finger, slip, point of operation, fall, pallet, punch press
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 126098425 Hospitalized injury Amputation Punching and stamping press machine operators

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