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Accident: 201791134 - Employee Injured When Hand Caught In Tubing Bender

Accident: 201791134 -- Report ID: 0950644 -- Event Date: 11/04/1997
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12025700111/05/19973429Z Mfg
At 11:15 a.m. on November 4, 1997, Employee #1 was injured while operating a Clark J. Lewis, Model CL 300, Serial Number Q-130 Type Draw, Size 200, tubing bender. This tubing bender is used to make custom handlebars for motorcycles. The tubing bender is hydraulic operated. It has front and rear dies, also referred to as clamps. These dies are operated independently. Employee #1 was positioning the tubing for the second part of a compound bend. Employee #1 was using his left hand to position the tubing in the front die. He reached over to a movable control panel to activate the rear clamp, but accidentally activated the front clamp. When the clamp closed, it acted as a pinch point and smashed the first and second fingers of his left hand. The first and second fingers were later amputated.
Keywords: die, amputated, finger, caught by, bending machine, hydraulic tool
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 120257001 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Excavating and loading machine operators

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