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Accident: 201498292 - Employee Suffers Punch Press Crushing Injury

Accident: 201498292 -- Report ID: 0950625 -- Event Date: 05/30/2013
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31672593611/20/20133499Pacific Metal Fab, Inc
On May 30, 2013, an incident occurred as Employee #1 was setting up the tooling on a punch press prior to a product run . Employee #1 had depressed the foot actuator to begin the tooling cycle, as he reached around the backside of the die his thumb tip became caught between final quarter inch gap of the punch and die as the machine cycled through. According to witnesses the thumb was not severed and did appear battered. Employee #1 was taken to the company doctor's office for treatment.
Keywords: thumb, crushed, struck by, punch press, press
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 316725936 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Punching and stamping press machine operators

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