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Accident: 673913 - Employee'S Thumb Amputated By Hydraulic Vise

Accident: 673913 -- Report ID: 0751910 -- Event Date: 06/25/1986
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10192889306/25/19863523John Deere Tractor Works

Employee #1 leaned over the bed of a bandsaw to measure for the cutting length of a pipe. He inadvertently leaned on the lever that activates the hydraulic vise and the vise closed on his thumb, amputating it.

Keywords: hold-down clamp, amputated, bandsaw, work rules, control lever, thumb, caught between, inattention

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 101928893 Hospitalized injury Amputation Industrial machinery repairers

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