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Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201490836 Event: 02/28/2007Employee Amputates Fingers When Die-Cutting Press Actuates
At approximately 3:30 p.m. on February 28, 2007, Employee #1 was working for the employment agency Employers Resource. He had been sent to work at a manufacturer of office furniture in Arvin, CA. Employee #1 was adjusting the stop on a die cutting press machine from the rear, when a coworker actuated the press. The fourth and fifth fingers on Employee #1's left hand were amputated at the distal joints. He was transported to Kern Medical Center for treatment. He was not hospitalized.
Keywords: maintenance, amputated, die cutting press, stop switch, finger, lockout, point of operation, mech mat handling
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 310822119 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Machine operators, not specified

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