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Accident: 201166063 - Employee'S Index Finger Is Amputated By Punch Press

Accident: 201166063 -- Report ID: 0950641 -- Event Date: 06/30/2004
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12615270107/09/20043469Research Metal Industries Inc
At 9:45 a.m. on June 30, 2004, Employee #1 was working in the Press Department of the Research Metal Industries Incorporation (RMI) located in Los Angeles, California. Employee #1 was operating a Niagra punch press, Model A3, to cut 2.75 in.-circles from a strip of stainless steel sheet metal. With each cut, Employee #1 was required to use both hands to reposition the strip of metal on the dies for the subsequent cut. During this process, Employee #1 stepped on the foot pedal trip with his right foot while his right hand was within the point of operation. Employee #1 amputated his right index finger. Employee #1 was initially transported to Daniel Freeman Hospital, then subsequently transferred to University of California, Los Angeles Medical Center, where he stayed for 2 nights.
Keywords: steel plate, die, amputated, finger, foot control, metal sheet, point of operation, metal strip, punch press, foot
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 126152701 Hospitalized injury Amputation Occupation not reported

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