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Accident: 997437 - Employee Suffered Thumb Amputation In Power Press

Accident: 997437 -- Report ID: 0551800 -- Event Date: 02/19/1987
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10195911211/05/19873599Warsaw Orthopedic Division
AT ABOUT 1:45PM ON FEBRUARY 19, 1987 EMPLOYEE #1 WAS OPERATING A LOSHBOUGH JORDAN 70 TON FULL REVOLUTION PUNCH PRESS EQUIPPED WITH A TWO HAND CONTROL. WHEN HE REACHED INTO THE DIE AREA TO REMOVE A PART THE PRESS DOUBLE TRIPPED. HIS LEFT THUMB WAS CAUGHT IN THE DIE AND AMPUTATED BETWEEN THE FIRST AND SECOND JOINTS.
Keywords: die, amputated, work rules, thumb, two-hand control, point of operation, punch press, press
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 101959112 Hospitalized injury Amputation Punching and stamping press machine operators

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