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Accident: 670703 - Fingertips Amputated In Punch Press

Accident: 670703 -- Report ID: 0551800 -- Event Date: 06/12/1986
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
269184807/08/19863792Kenco Engineering Co. Div. Of C.O.A.
EMPLOYEE #1 WAS OPERATING A PUNCH PRESS AT 8 AM ON JUNE 12, 1986. HE GOT HIS RIGHT HAND CAUGHT IN THE POINT OF OPERATION. THE PRESS WAS A 25-TON, FULL REVOLUTION PRESS, WITH A FOOT CONTROL. THE PRESS HAD NO POINT OF OPERATION GUARDING. THE EMPLOYEE WAS NOT TRAINED IN THE OPERATION OF THE PRESS. THE ACCIDENT OCCURRED WHEN THE EMPLOYEE HAD PLACED A PART INTO DIE AREA. HE WAS REMOVING HIS RIGHT HAND WHEN THE PRESS TRIPPED. THE TIPS OF THE RING AND MIDDLE FINGERS WERE AMPUTATED.
Keywords: die, amputated, finger, point of operation, punch press, untrained, press, unguarded
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 2691848 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Punching and stamping press machine operators

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