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Accident: 93853.015 - Worker'S Finger Is Crushed By Hydraulic Punch Press

Accident: 93853.015 -- Report ID: 0950614 -- Event Date: 03/08/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1216963.01503/14/2017East Bay Municipal Utilities District
At 3:21 p.m. on March 8, 2017, Employee #1 and Coworker #1, employed by a munici pal utilities department, were operating a Piranha Ironworker hydraulic punch pr ess. Coworker #1 was operating the machine's toggle controls as Employee #1 han dled a piece of stainless steel angle strip. As the last hole was being punched into the metal, the punch descended and crushed Employee #1's right hand middle finger. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital. He was admitted and required surgical amputation of the finger.
Keywords: amputation, caught between, crushed, finger, hydraulic press, material handling, punch press, struck by
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1216963.015 60 M Hospitalized injury Machine operators, not specified

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