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Accident: 201094356 - Tip Of Thumb Amputated While Using Punch Press

Accident: 201094356 -- Report ID: 0950645 -- Event Date: 12/20/1999
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12614474011/01/20003469T&J Industries
On December 19, 1999, Employee #1 amputated the tip of her left thumb while working with a punch press machine. The punch press was Federal Number 33. The injury did not involve the bone. Her employer did not report the incident since they were not required to report the incident. The press machine did not have a guard to prevent injuries. However, shortly after the incident a two-hand control was placed on the machine. Employee #1 was taken to a local hospital for treatment and stayed about two hours.
Keywords: amputated, thumb, punch press
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 126144740 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Punching and stamping press machine operators

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