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Accident: 980235 - Employee'S Index Finger Amputated In Press

Accident: 980235 -- Report ID: 0551800 -- Event Date: 12/03/1988
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10792909301/04/19893999B & C Assemblers Inc
At approximately 4:00 a.m. on December 3, 1988, Employee #1 was running a Federal #3 30 ton full-revolution mechanical power press with foot trip, pull out, and manual feed. His hands were in the die and when Employee #1 cycled the press, the die came down and amputated his left index finger at the first joint. The pull out did not pull his hand clear of the die.
Keywords: pull back device, die, amputated, power press, finger, point of operation, mech malfunction
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 107929093 Hospitalized injury Amputation Punching and stamping press machine operators

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