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Accident: 823088 - Employee'S Fingertip Amputated By Press Brake

Accident: 823088 -- Report ID: 0352440 -- Event Date: 11/09/1987
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1882593511/24/19873556The Dca Company, Equipment Division
Employee #1, a press operator with five years experience, was using a 135 ton Cincinnati press brake, serial #40645, to perform bends to metal parts for bakery equipment. His fingers were at the edge of the die plate as he was pushing on a metal piece that rested in the die. He sustained the amputation of 1 in. of his left index fingertip. Point of operation guards were not provided. The ram measured 10 ft in length and was 42 in. above the floor.
Keywords: die, amputated, press brake, finger, work rules, point of operation, unguarded
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 18825935 Hospitalized injury Amputation Punching and stamping press machine operators

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