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Accident: 202470225 - Employee'S Finger Is Amputated In Punch Press

Accident: 202470225 -- Report ID: 0950643 -- Event Date: 03/23/2011
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31482396403/30/20113499Tempco Engineering, Inc.
On March 23, 2011, Employee #1, a punch press operator with Tempco Engineering, Inc., was operating a Summit punch press (Serial Number 2-1970-2) with a Litton die (Part Number 753104 & 734404, #2, #3 Draw). He had set up the press and was running a test piece with the machine set in "jog" mode. In this mode, the press would be actuated by a single button that was located approximately 11 in. from the point of operation. Also, for this particular job, the point of operation guard had been removed. While Employee #1 operated the press with his left hand, he reached into the point of operation with his right hand to retrieve the piece he had just formed. His right middle finger was amputated. Employee #1 was hospitalized for treatment.
Keywords: die, amputated, finger, caught between, point of operation, press operator, press, unguarded
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 314823964 Hospitalized injury Amputation Pressing machine operators

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