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Accident: 202494407 - Employee Amputates Finger While Using Mechanical Power Press

Accident: 202494407 -- Report ID: 0215000 -- Event Date: 10/04/2011
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31606906110/28/20113991New York City Industries For The Blind, Inc.
On October 4, 2011, Employee #1 was installing metal tips on U.S. Army litter straps using an E. W. Bliss Company inclinable full revolution clutch mechanical power press. The machine was provided with a two-hand trip mechanism. Employee #1 reached into the point of operation with his left hand to remove an assembled part from the die when an unplanned machine cycle occurred. Employee #1 sustained an amputation to the tip of the third finger. Employee #1 was hospitalized.
Keywords: amputated, hand control, power press, finger, clutch, caught by, two-hand control, hand
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 316069061 Hospitalized injury Amputation Punching and stamping press machine operators

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