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Accident: 202484051 - Employee Is Injured Using Punch, Later Infection, Amputation

Accident: 202484051 -- Report ID: 0950621 -- Event Date: 09/21/2006
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12020309610/24/20069223Ca Prison Industry Authority
On September 19, 2006, Employee #1 was operating a 32-ton Heim punch press when he placed his left hand into the hazardous area at the point of operation. Employee #1 activated the press via a foot pedal and the press came down on his left index finger crushing part of it. Employee #1 removed his hand and was taken to the hospital. Employee #1 received stitches and did not sustain bone loss. On September 21, 2006, Employee #1's wound had become infected and Employee #1 was taken to the hospital. One half of Employee #1's finger was amputated to remove the infection. Employee #1 was not hospitalized.
Keywords: amputated, finger, foot control, crushed, point of operation, infection, restraining device, punch press, unguarded
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 120203096 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Machine operators, not specified

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