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Accident: 970855 - Employee Injures Fingers In Punch Press

Accident: 970855 -- Report ID: 0854910 -- Event Date: 03/02/1989
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10559466703/15/19893089In-Touch Products
Employee #1 was using a 10 ton capacity Benchmaster full rotary mechanical punch press to cut cosmetic sponges from long lengths of sponge material. He was feeding the sponge material into the die of the press with his left hand when he accidentally tripped the energizing lever on the right side. The ram came down, smashing and cutting his left thumb and middle finger and amputating his left index finger to the first knuckle. The press was not equipped with a two hand control drive nor did it contain any safety devices to prevent fingers and hands from entering the point of operation.
Keywords: amputated, finger, work rules, thumb, laceration, point of operation, struck by, punch press, unguarded, ram
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 105594667 Hospitalized injury Amputation Punching and stamping press machine operators

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