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Accident: 202675112 - Employee Amputates Fingers In Brake Press Machine

Accident: 202675112 -- Report ID: 0950621 -- Event Date: 05/31/2013
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31652319006/05/20137692Pt Welding, Inc
On May 31, 2013, Employee #1, a parts fabricator, was operating an (Accurpress Model Number 725012) hydraulic brake press. The employee was bending a 90 degree angle on a 6 in. wide by 6 ft long metal strip. The strip was not properly inserted into the dies nor aligned with the back stop of the machine. As Employee #1 reached into the point of operation to realign the part, he mistakenly activated the press with his foot control, crushing and amputating eight of his fingers. Employee #1 was transported by the Emergency Rescue Service to Woodland Memorial Hospital, and later taken by ambulance to San Francisco hand center, where several of his fingers were to reattach. Employee #1 was hospitalized for ten days.
Keywords: amputated, brake, press brake, finger, machine operator, crushed, point of operation, hydraulic press, hand
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 316523190 Hospitalized injury Amputation Extruding and forming machine operators

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