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Accident: 690867 - Employee Amputated 3 Fingertips In Punch Press

Accident: 690867 -- Report ID: 0854910 -- Event Date: 05/01/1986
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10210813105/05/19863851Dfg Inc
EMPLOYEE #1 WAS OPERATING A SMALL PUNCH PRESS, PUNCHING PLASTIC LENSES FOR SPORT GOGGLES OUT OF A SHEET OF PLASTIC. THE EMPLOYEE LIFTED THE PLASTIC GUARD TO REMOVE THE WOODEN DIE BECAUSE A LENS HAD STUCK. WHILE SHE WAS REMOVING THE DIE THE PRESS CYCLED, AMPUTATING THE TIPS OF 3 FINGERS. THE INJURED EMPLOYEE COULD NOT REMEMBER IF SHE HIT THE GUARDED FOOT PEDAL OR IF THE PRESS CYCLED BY ITSELF.
Keywords: die, amputated, finger, foot control, lockout, punch press, press, inattention
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 102108131 Hospitalized injury Amputation Optical goods workers

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