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Accident: 201121019 - Employee Amputates Finger In Press

Accident: 201121019 -- Report ID: 0950613 -- Event Date: 08/20/1998
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12551982709/09/19983469Schulze Manufacturing
At approximately 6:40 p.m. on August 20, 1998, Employee #1 was operating a "Federal" spot welder to join a weld nut to a piece of metal sheet. He positioned the work piece by hand in the point of operation, which was unguarded, and as an air cylinder pressed the welding tip down, his thumb tip was caught between them. He amputated the tip of his thumb in the accident and required hospitalization.
Keywords: machinist, welding, caught between, press cylinder
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 125519827 Hospitalized injury Amputation Pressing machine operators

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