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Accident: 672832 - Employee'S Fingers Amputated In Press Brake

Accident: 672832 -- Report ID: 0751910 -- Event Date: 08/28/1986
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10193195408/28/19863444Agequip D/B/A Hawkeye Steel & Conrad American
Employee #1, a press brake operator, was putting 1 1/4 in. wide pieces into a die to form a 90 degree bend. The foot-controlled press did not have a material hold drum as safety equipment. Coworkers told Employee #1 that they were in a hurry for the parts and asked him to remove parts with one hand and put pieces in the machine with the other. Three of his fingers were amputated in the press brake.
Keywords: die, amputated, press brake, finger, work rules, caught by, foot-powered press, press operator, unguarded
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 101931954 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Punching and stamping press machine operators

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