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Accident: 942789 - Employee'S Fingers Amputated In Punch Press Accident

Accident: 942789 -- Report ID: 0453710 -- Event Date: 05/10/1989
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1856212406/06/19893499Accuride, Inc.
On May 10, 1989, Employee #1 familiar with the operation came to assist another worker having problems with loading an unfamiliar fixture. While Employee #1 was demonstrating loading technique the other worker inadvertently pressed the foot treadle. The third and ring fingers of Employee #1's left hand were crushed and severed.
Keywords: loading, severed, finger, foot control, lighting fixture, crushed, punch press, hand
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 18562124 Hospitalized injury Amputation Punching and stamping press machine operators

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