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Accident: 201521747 - Employee Injured When Thumb Amputated By Wire

Accident: 201521747 -- Report ID: 0111500 -- Event Date: 06/12/2003
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12328822706/12/20033315Connecticut Steel Corp.
On June 12, 2003, Employee #1 was untangling a spool of 10-gauge wire. The tension on the wire released, and the wire caught the employee's left thumb against the carrier unit on which the spool was resting. Employee #1 was hospitalized with a partially amputated thumb.
Keywords: amputated, metal wire, thumb, caught between, entangled, tension release
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 123288227 Hospitalized injury Amputation Occupation not reported

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