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Accident: 201630381 - Employee'S Fingers Amputated By Pipe Bending Machine

Accident: 201630381 -- Report ID: 1054112 -- Event Date: 08/20/1997
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30186106808/25/19975087Landa Inc
Employee #1 was operating a tube bender and accidentally put his left hand on the top of the unguarded hydraulic clamping die head and activated the operating button. The die head clamped the pipe in place, which also clamped Employee #1's little finger and tip of his ring finger, thus crushing the fingers. The machine continued the cycle of bending the pipe, pulling Employee #1 away from the control stand making it impossible for him to reach the emergency stop button. The bender completed its automatic program cycle and then released Employee #1's hand from the clamped die head. Employee #1 suffered amputation of his little finger and the tip of his ring finger.
Keywords: die, amputated, stop switch, die jaw, finger, bending machine, crushed, pipe
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 301861068 Hospitalized injury Amputation Occupation not reported

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