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Accident: 92962.015 - Employee'S Fingertip Is Amputated In Punch Press

Accident: 92962.015 -- Report ID: 0523300 -- Event Date: 02/01/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1209082.01502/07/2017Northern Engraving Corporation
At approximately 9:45 a.m. on February 1, 2017, Employee #1 was operating the Lo shbough-Jordan mechanical punch press. The punch press was equipped with adjust able segmented barrier guards and two of the four individual guards on the intak e side of the punch press had moved upward approximately 0.25 inches. The close st point of operation hazard was immediately adjacent to the guard and the openi ng was large enough for Employee #1's fingertips to reach the danger zone posed by the die movements. His right index finger tip entered the point of operation through the guard opening used to feed metal into the punch press. Employee #1 's right index finger tip was crushed and amputated at the hospital, but was not hospitalized.
Keywords: amputated, crushed, finger, mechanical power press, point of operation, punch press, struck by, unguarded
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1209082.015 30 M Non Hospitalized injury Punching and stamping press machine operators

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