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Accident: 200801983 - Employee'S Thumb Is Amputated By Hydraulic Press

Accident: 200801983 -- Report ID: 0523300 -- Event Date: 04/12/2008
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31076610004/29/20083523The Toro Company
At approximately 8:00 a.m. on April 11, 2008, Employee #1 was operating a Denison Multipress 6-ton hydraulic press (Serial Number 21197) to insert bushings into control arms for commercial lawn mowers. The press was equipped with both a foot pedal and two-hand controls. He was using the foot control so he could to hold the control arm during the operation. Employee #1's right thumb was amputated. He was hospitalized for treatment. The press had no guards to cover the dies at the point of operation.
Keywords: die, amputated, hand control, finger, foot control, machine operator, thumb, press operator, press, unguarded
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 310766100 Hospitalized injury Amputation Assemblers

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