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Accident: 202598512 - Employee'S Hands Are Caught In Press, Finger Amputated

Accident: 202598512 -- Report ID: 0352430 -- Event Date: 05/15/2009
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31322527805/15/20093465The Victory Racing Plate Company
On May 15, 2009, Employee #1, a punch press machine operator with the Victory Racing Plate Company, was operating a trim press (60 ton Minster; two-hand actuated). The press was set in the "inch" mode, or production, position. Employee #1 had both of his hands at the point of operation, while he was trying to reset a spring that was located at the back of the machine. While Employee #1 was reaching in, the machine actuated. Employee #1's left ring finger was amputated from the second joint. His right hand was caught in the machine but suffered only minor injuries. It took approximately 35 minutes to free Employee #1 from the machine. The employee was taken to the hospital, where he was treated for the amputated finger.
Keywords: amputated, finger, automobile, press operator, automatic restart, hand
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 313225278 Hospitalized injury Amputation Punching and stamping press machine operators

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