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Accident: 202445508 - Employee Amputates Finger In Punch Press

Accident: 202445508 -- Report ID: 0950633 -- Event Date: 01/06/2007
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12594343102/14/20072599Qca Corporation Dba Angelus Manufacturing
At approximately 11:00 a.m. on January 6, 2007, an employee, a supervisor, was checking the noise problem to repair a 40-ton Federal Press Company Punch Press Model Number 5, located in the southeast corner of parts department. The employee reached into the machine and grabbed the hold-down plate to shake it to check if it was loose, at which time the pedal switch accidentally got depressed, activating the press. His left index and middle fingers were crushed between the down moving hold-down plate and the press bed causing amputation. The employee was hospitalized.
Keywords: amputated, finger, machine operator, lockout, caught between, crushed, punch press
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 125943431 Hospitalized injury Amputation Machine operators, not specified

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