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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 hi s left index finger on top of the guard. During normal operation, as the machin e cycles, the material sticks to the punch and uses the bottom of the guard to d islodge the material. When the machine was on the upstroke, it caught the emplo yee's finger between the guard and the machine, amputating the tip of his left i ndex finger.
Keywords: amputated, caught between, finger, machine guarding, punch press
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1263615.015 28 M Hospitalized injury Machine operators, not specified

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