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Accident: 875385 - Employee'S Fingers Injured In Punch Press, Later Amputated

Accident: 875385 -- Report ID: 0950621 -- Event Date: 07/13/1993
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
Employee #1 was straightening metal with a 35-ton punch press. The press was equipped with two-hand activating buttons and Possens pull-back restraint guards. Employee #1 had run several hundred parts when he took off his left hand pull-back wristlet so that he could reach into the parts bin. As he was removing a part, the press repeated, smashing the first three fingers on his left hand. He was taken to the hospital, where the fingers were amputated. The press had a history of repeating.
Keywords: pull back device, amputated, inadequate maint, finger, work rules, two-hand control, point of operation, press operator, punch press, mech malfunction
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 119814044 Hospitalized injury Amputation Machinists

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