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Accident: 98986.015 - Employee'S Fingertip Is Amputated By Punch Press

Accident: 98986.015 -- Report ID: 0636900 -- Event Date: 08/29/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1263615.01509/14/2017Branch Ironworks, Llc
At 1:15 p.m. on August 29, 2017, Employee #1 was operating a punch press with his left index finger on top of the guard. During normal operation, as the machine cycles, the material sticks to the punch and uses the bottom of the guard to dislodge the material. When the machine was on the upstroke, it caught the employee's finger between the guard and the machine, amputating the tip of his left index finger.
Keywords: punch press, amputated, finger, machine guarding, caught between
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1263615.015 28 M Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Machine operators, not specified

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