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Accident: 971267 - Employee'S Fingers Partially Amputated In Punch Press

Accident: 971267 -- Report ID: 0854910 -- Event Date: 04/05/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10560777404/08/19912522Mity-Lite Inc.
Employee #1 was working with a 40-ton Rockford #4 mechanical power press equipped with an air clutch and two hand trip controls. He was forming leg channel braces for metal folding tables and had cycled the machine. He then reached into the point of operation with his hands to remove the part when the press recycled (repeated) and amputated the tips of his fingers.
Keywords: amputated, power press, finger, work rules, caught by, lockout, point of operation, press operator, punch press, unguarded
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 105607774 Hospitalized injury Amputation Punching and stamping press machine operators

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