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Accident: 202467528 - Employee'S Thumb Is Amputated By Machinery

Accident: 202467528 -- Report ID: 0950643 -- Event Date: 12/10/2008
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31243048101/09/20093553Cac Fabrication Inc.
On December 10, 2008, Employee #1, a machine operator with Cac Fabrication, Inc., was operating a hand brake (Chicago Dreis & Krump Mfg. Co. Model Number BPO-1014, Serial Number 321925). The hand brake was a manually-operated sheet metal bending device that uses a cam system to raise and lower the top die. While releasing a long sheet of metal, Employee #1 raised one side of the top die and attempted to release the part without raising the opposite end of the die. His hand became caught when the top die closed and his left thumb was amputated.
Keywords: die, amputated, brake, sheet metal, finger, work rules, machine operator, thumb, caught between, hand
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 312430481 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Sheet metal workers

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