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Accident: 202462156 - Employee Injures Hand While Operating Punch Press Machine

Accident: 202462156 -- Report ID: 0950643 -- Event Date: 07/25/2005
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30083066808/15/20053469National Metal Stampings
At approximately 8:30 p.m. on July 25, 2005, Employee #1 was operating a punch press machine to cut 0.125-inch-thick stainless steel sections. While he was operating the machine, his left ring finger and small fingers became caught between the ram and the die of the punch press machine. Employee #1 was taken to Angelope Valley Hospital in Lancaster, California, where he was hospitalized and underwent surgery to repair his damaged fingers. His left ring and small fingers were reconstructed without requiring any bone loss or amputation.
Keywords: finger, guard, machine operator, caught between, crushed, punch press, inattention
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 300830668 Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Miscellaneous machine operators, n.e.c.

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