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Accident: 170896617 - Employee'S Thumb Amputated In Chop Saw

Accident: 170896617 -- Report ID: 0950644 -- Event Date: 04/16/1999
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12025999904/26/19992448Commercial Lumber & Pallet Co

At approximately 3:00 p.m. on April 16, 1999, Employee #1 was using the chop saw of a conveyor unit in the trimline area of the lumber yard to cut a 4 by 4 into blocks. His right glove became caught in the blade of the running saw and a portion of his thumb was amputated. According to the employer, it was a violation of company policy to be wearing gloves while operating any machinery.

Keywords: clothing, amputated, glove, work rules, caught by, thumb, saw, lumber

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 120259999 Hospitalized injury Amputation Miscellaneous woodworking machine operators

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