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Accident: 976647 - Employee'S Fingertip Amputated By Press Die

Accident: 976647 -- Report ID: 0551800 -- Event Date: 08/07/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10859688308/19/19913469World Manufacturing Inc
Employee #1 was placing a steel rod into the die of a V & O mechanical power press which did not have point of operation guarding. It also did not have a single stroke mechanism. The rod was inserted straight into the die, where it received two crimps on the sides. The 25 ton press is operated by a foot pedal. There are 2 inches between the dies and the lower die has an opening of 1 inch near the front. It is at this opening that the employee had his right index fingertip amputated as the upper die descended.
Keywords: die, amputated, power press, finger, point of operation, foot-powered press, unguarded
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 108596883 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Punching and stamping press machine operators

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