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Accident: 202479440 - Employee Catches Hand In Punch Press And Loses Two Fingers

Accident: 202479440 -- Report ID: 0950644 -- Event Date: 07/10/2013
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31634731907/22/20133599Calfabco Inc Dba Mr. Washerman
At approximately 9:50 a.m. on July 10, 2013, Employee #1 was forming metal parts on a punch press (Serial Number 10581059), when one of the metal pieces got stuck inside the press machine. The press machine had a foot pedal control and a two hand control systems fitted on the machine. The press machine malfunctioned and Employee #1 put his right hand inside the point of operation to remove the stuck metal piece. The slide ram came down, crushing and amputating his index and middle fingers. Employee #1 was transported to a local hospital and underwent surgery to repair his hand.
Keywords: amputated, hand control, finger, foot control, struck by, punch press
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 316347319 Hospitalized injury Amputation Misc. metal,plastic,stone&glass-working mach. op's

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