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Inspection Detail

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 1002245 Event: 03/23/1987Employee'S Finger Amputated By Press Brake
Employee #1 was operating a Verson press brake used to bend metal tubing when he depressed the foot pedal and cycled the press. The ring finger on his left hand was amputated above the first knuckle. The press will stop at any juncture if the foot is removed.
Keywords: amputated, press brake, finger, work rules, point of operation, foot-powered press
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 101943702 Hospitalized injury Amputation Occupation not reported

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