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Accident: 202455663 - Employee'S Finger Is Injured In Punch Press

Accident: 202455663 -- Report ID: 0950642 -- Event Date: 09/09/2009
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31337957009/16/20093812West Coast Aerospace Inc
At approximately 1:00 p.m. on September 9, 2009, Employee #1 was a machine operator, operating a punch press. He stopped the machine run and jogged the machine to open the die. He was removing the part from the die with his right hand as he jogged the machine with his left hand. When the machine ram went over the cam, the ram crushed Employee #1's fingers against the die. The third and fourth fingers of his right hand were lacerated and fractured. His right thumb was amputated. He was not hospitalized. The employer had specific operating instructions and prohibition against placing hands in the point of operation. Employee #1 knew the operating instructions, and the employer's policies. He knew that it was in violation of the employer's policy to reach into the point of operation with his hand, but he did it any way.
Keywords: amputated, finger, work rules, machine operator, thumb, crushed, point of operation, punch press
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 313379570 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Occupation not reported

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