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Accident: 202539847 - Employee'S Finger Is Amputated By Press Brake

Accident: 202539847 -- Report ID: 0950641 -- Event Date: 07/29/2008
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12619318408/13/20083444Bay Cities Tin Shop Inc Dba Bay Cities Metal Prod
July 29, 2008, Employee #1, a press brake operator and sheet metal worker, was fabricating dormers using a Piranha 35-ton hydraulic press brake. He placed his hand on the lower die and stepped on the foot pedal. The press brake is provided with a fixed light curtain around the perimeter of the machine designed to interrupt the normal stroking of the press if the operator's hands are placed in the point of operation. However, the device had been by-passed by the former worker. Employee #1 was hospitalized with an amputated finger.
Keywords: amputated, press brake, finger, point of operation, struck by, light curtain, press operator, unguarded
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 126193184 Hospitalized injury Amputation Sheet metal workers

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