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Accident: 202673364 - Employee Catches Hand In Press, Amputates Finger

Accident: 202673364 -- Report ID: 0950633 -- Event Date: 10/15/2012
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31621006111/16/20123442Prime-Line Products Co Dba Precision Screen Doors
At or about 12:05 p.m. on October 15, 2012, Employee #1, with Prime-Line Products Co Dba Precision Screen Doors, was operating the punch press (Walsh Press & Die Co power operated; Model Number 12; Serial Number 6251). This piece of equipment was known to the employer and Employee #1 as Press Number 40/Precision. This was the first time that Employee #1 was using this piece of equipment. Employee #1 was supposed to use it to punch a screen door part with the handle assembly punch tool of the press. On Employee #1's second punch on the press, she had her right hand too close to the point of operation for the wheel assembly punch tool, which is on the same press and immediately adjacent to the handle assembly punch tool. Employee #1's middle finger was caught in the point of operation and was amputated. At the time, the guard preventing entry into the point of operation for this press (Press Number 40/Precision) had been removed. It was found on a pallet approximately 30 ft away. Employee #1 was not hospitalized.
Keywords: amputated, finger, metal shop, point of operation, punch press, unguarded
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 316210061 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Punching and stamping press machine operators

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