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Accident: 202465233 - Employee'S Fingers Are Amputated In Punch Press

Accident: 202465233 -- Report ID: 0950643 -- Event Date: 08/24/2007
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31019867609/04/20073493Titan Spring Company Inc.
Around 2:00 p.m. on August 24, 2007, Employee #1, a spring maker, was performing a regularly assigned task of additional pressing of Belview washers, in order to meet required specifications of a client. Employee #1 opened the control box and set the mode of operation to "continuous." He then began placing washers by hand, one by one, into point of operation. While doing that, Employee #1's right index and middle fingers were crushed in the punch press. Employee #1 was transported to Kaiser Permanente, where his finger was amputated. Employee #1 was working in close proximity to other employees. The actual incident was not witnessed by anyone. The investigation concluded that the lack of a point of operation guard caused a crushing injury to the right index finger, resulting in necessary amputation.
Keywords: amputated, finger, guard, machine operator, caught between, crushed, point of operation, punch press
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 310198676 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Machine operators, not specified

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