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Accident: 202477113 - Employee'S Thumb Is Amputated By Press Brake

Accident: 202477113 -- Report ID: 0950636 -- Event Date: 10/15/2010
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31266528411/16/20103469C Wolfe Industries Inc
At approximately 6:15 a.m. on October 15, 2012, Employee #1, with C. Wolfe Industries, Inc., was operating a 90-ton press brake. He stepped on the actuation pedal while his left thumb was in the point of operation. Employee #1 was transported to Southern California Immediate Medical Center, and then transferred to Western Hand and Orthopedics for treatment of an amputated left thumb. Employee #1 was unaware that the machine's presence-sensing device had been turned off by a coworker. Employee #1 was also not trained and did not perform a test to ensure that the presence sensing device was turned on and functioning properly.
Keywords: amputated, press brake, finger, foot control, machine operator, interlock, thumb, point of operation, communication, unguarded
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 312665284 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Occupation not reported

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