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Accident: 201482965 - Employee Injured When Fingers Amputated By Punch Press

Accident: 201482965 -- Report ID: 0950622 -- Event Date: 05/14/1999
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12584080105/14/19993469Valley Industries
Employee #1 was operating a punch press without a machine guard. The punch press was being operated by a foot pedal with a flexible cord. Employee #1 moved the foot pedal so that he could handle the material by placing his hand in the point of operation. While Employee #1's hand was in point of the operation, he inadvertently pushed the foot pedal. Employee #1 suffered an amputation of his fingers and was hospitalized.
Keywords: amputated, finger, guard, crushed, point of operation, punch press
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 125840801 Hospitalized injury Amputation Punching and stamping press machine operators

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