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Accident: 99102.015 - Employee Amputates Fingertip On Die Manipulator

Accident: 99102.015 -- Report ID: 0336000 -- Event Date: 09/12/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1264572.01509/19/2017Meadville Forging Company, L.P.
At 5:10 a.m. on September 12, 2017, an employee was working for a firm that manu factured motor vehicles parts by forging them. He was operating a 22.2-meganewto n (2,500-ton) vertical press or press brake. The machine was in idle mode. The e mployee was manually spinning a die manipulator. The die manipulator had a movin g part (the turntable) and a stationary part. The employee tried stopping the tu rntable by putting the middle finger of his right hand in an opening on the die manipulator. There was a pinch point or nip point between the turntable and the stationary part of the die manipulator. The employees finger got caught in an o pening between the stationary and moving parts. He amputated the fingertip of hi s middle finger, on his right hand. He was not hospitalized.
Keywords: amputated, amputation, caught in, die, equipment operator, finger, nip point, press, press brake
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1264572.015 26 M Non Hospitalized injury Pressing machine operators

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