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Accident: 201857711 - Employee'S Finger Amputated In Hydraulic Press

Accident: 201857711 -- Report ID: 0452110 -- Event Date: 12/20/2005
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30921569701/04/20063069Lord Corporation
Employee #1 and a coworker were operating a 2-ton, hydraulic press. They were inserting rubber components into the press to place a metal piece inside the grommet. The two employees got out of sync. When the Employee #1 placed a part in the die from the side, the coworker did not see his hand and cycled the press, which crushed and amputated Employee #1's right index finger tip. Employee #1 was not hospitalized.
Keywords: amputated, finger, guard, caught between, crushed, point of operation, hydraulic press, punch press, press, unguarded
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 309215697 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Punching and stamping press machine operators

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