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Accident: 201140324 - Employee'S Thumb Tip Amputated In Milling Machine

Accident: 201140324 -- Report ID: 0950631 -- Event Date: 05/21/1997
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12590807907/16/19973829Whessoe Varec
On May 21, 1997, Employee #1 was setting up a part in a fixture to prepare it for milling on a milling machine. This fixture had a pneumatically controlled clamp to hold the part in place. Employee #1 was holding the part in the fixture with one hand and trying to attach the air hose to the fixture with his other hand. As the air pressure activated the clamp, the tip of his left thumb was amputated. Employee #1 was taken to Anaheim General Hospital for treatment.
Keywords: air pressure, amputated, caught by, thumb, milling machine, air hose
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 125908079 Hospitalized injury Amputation Machinists

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