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Accident: 201497708 - Employee Catches Thumb In Machine And Is Amputated

Accident: 201497708 -- Report ID: 0950625 -- Event Date: 03/21/2013
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31672268504/10/20133084National Diversified Sales
At approximately 3:30 p.m. on March 21, 2013, Employee #1 was using a hydraulic air pressure machine. She was using the machine to perform a quality control test on a PVC valve. While operating the machine, Employee #1 placed her right thumb between its ram and the valve, which caught the thumb and amputated it. She was transported to a medical center. At the hospital, Employee #1 was admitted and underwent treatment and surgical procedures; after which, she was then hospitalized for postoperative treatment and care.
Keywords: hydraulic ram, air pressure, amputated, thumb, caught between, valve, machine--misc
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 316722685 Hospitalized injury Amputation Laborers, except construction

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