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Accident: 202587234 - Employee'S Fingers Are Amputated When Caught In Punch Press

Accident: 202587234 -- Report ID: 0950614 -- Event Date: 11/10/2011
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31531610911/10/20113499Continental Machine Works, Inc
On November 10, 2011, Employee #1, of Continental Machine Works, Incorporated, was setting up a punch press for a production run. A work piece became stuck in the die. When he reached into the area where the point of operation occurs to clear the jammed work piece, his thighs pressed the two-hand trip and caused the punch press to operate. Employee #1 was taken to Highland Hospital in Oakland, CA, where he was treated for the amputation of two fingers from his left hand and three fingers from his right hand.
Keywords: amputated, finger, machine operator, jammed, point of operation, punch press, hand
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 315316109 Hospitalized injury Amputation Punching and stamping press machine operators

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