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Accident: 201035425 - Employee Amputates Finger When Hand Slips Into Cutter

Accident: 201035425 -- Report ID: 0950635 -- Event Date: 11/07/2003
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30547467812/01/20032499Enkeboll Designs
At about 9:20 a.m. on November 7, 2003, Employee #1, a woodworker from Enkeboll Designs in Carson, California, was working in the wood shop. He was shaping a block of wood without a push stick. Employee #1's gloved hand slipped into the unguarded cutter blades of a Newman 60 Jointer, (Series Number 9567), and his glove was caught in the cutter. Employee #1 sustained loss of tissue and the fingernail on his left ring finger. Employee #1 was transported to the Industrial Medical Clinic and later in the day his finger was amputated at the first digit.
Keywords: amputated, blocks, finger, glove, work rules, slip, caught by, caught between, blade
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 305474678 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Shaping and joining machine operators

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