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Accident: 94267.015 - Employee Amputates Fingertip In Hydraulic Brake Press

Accident: 94267.015 -- Report ID: 0523400 -- Event Date: 03/21/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1220735.01503/29/2017Alto-Shaam, Inc.
As 1:00 p.m. on March 21, 2017, Employee #1 was using the hydraulic brake press to bend metal. The employee was holding the product with his left hand at the bo ttom and his right hand at the top. Employee #1 was wearing heavy rubber gloves to protect his hands from the sharp edges of the metal. The employee did not not ice that his glove and the fingertip of his left ring finger were in the second bend slot. When he activated the machine to make the first bend, he crushed his finger in the second bend slot, which resulted in the amputation of his left rin g fingertip.
Keywords: amputated, caught in, crushed, finger, glove, machine guarding, ppe, press brake
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1220735.015 53 M Hospitalized injury Machine operators, not specified

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