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Accident: 201992658 - Employee Amputates Finger While Using Power Press

Accident: 201992658 -- Report ID: 0950411 -- Event Date: 01/24/2006
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30988109202/23/20063442Antech Corporation
On January 24, 2006, an employee was operating a metal punch press. He aligned a 12 in. by 36 in. piece of 0.25 in. steel in the press, and inadvertently pressed the foot pedal control, which caused the punch press to cycle prematurely. The ram contacted the top side of the metal plate crushing the employee's right index finger between the ram spring and top side of the metal plate. He was taken to a hospital where he was stabilized, and then taken to another hospital where the finger was subsequently amputated. The injury required hospitalization.
Keywords: amputated, power press, finger, foot control, caught between, point of operation, punch press, ram
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 309881092 Hospitalized injury Amputation Machine operators, not specified

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