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Accident: 732115 - Fingers Amputated In Brake Press

Accident: 732115 -- Report ID: 0551800 -- Event Date: 10/01/1985
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
269135011/12/19853469Imperial Stamping Co
ON OCTOBER 1, 1985, AT APPROXIMATELY 8 AM, EMPLOYEE #1 WAS BENDING 20 INCH METAL PARTS ON A HEIM 100 TON BRAKE PRESS. SHE HAD RUN 15-20 PIECES WHEN SHE PUSHED THE TWO-HAND CONTROLS SIMULTANEOUSLY. THE PRESS COMPLETED ITS CYCLE, COMING TO A STOP AT ITS STARTING POSITION. THE EMPLOYEE REACHED IN WITH HER RIGHT HAND TO REMOVE THE FINISHED PART. THE RAM SUDDENLY DROPPED ONTO HER HAND, AMPUTATING THREE FINGERS COMPLETELY AND THE INDEX FINGER TO JUST BELOW THE FIRST KNUCKLE.
Keywords: amputated, press brake, finger, two-hand control, point of operation, press
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 2691350 Hospitalized injury Amputation Machine operators, not specified

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