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Accident: 200529519 - Employee Amputates Thumb During The Mounting Of A Tire

Accident: 200529519 -- Report ID: 0751910 -- Event Date: 03/08/2005
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30825819303/25/20055083Scherrman'S Implement
On March 8, 2005, Employee #1 was mounting a tire on a DMI TM-2 Field Cultivator. The Cultivator was elevated with a hydraulic floor jack. As Employee #1 was aligning the tire on its axle, the jack stand slipped. The frame of the cultivator dropped. His left thumb was caught between the frame and the tire, amputating it to the first knuckle.
Keywords: amputated, hydraulic jack, unsecured, agriculture, mechanic, slip, thumb, caught between, tire rim, tire
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 308258193 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Farm equipment mechanics

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