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Accident: 94511.015 - Employee Amputates Thumb While Using Press Brake.

Accident: 94511.015 -- Report ID: 0751910 -- Event Date: 03/20/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1223112.01504/04/2017Kpi Metal, Inc.
At 8:00 a.m. on March 20, 2017, an employee was working for a firm in the sheet metal work manufacturing industry. He was operating an Excite 72,575-kg (80-ton) press brake to bend metal S-brackets. He was rebending an S bracket. He inserte d the S-bracket into the tooling at an odd angle. The metal S bracket and the br ake press formed a pinch point during the bending operation. When the employee a ctivated the brake press, the metal S bracket pinched the employee's thumb. He s ustained a phalangeal amputation of his right thumb. He was hospitalized.
Keywords: amputation, equipment operator, machine guarding, metal shop, nip point, press brake, thumb
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1223112.015 54 M Hospitalized injury Machine operators, not specified

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