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Accident: 202518080 - Employee'S Thumb Is Amputated By Gears

Accident: 202518080 -- Report ID: 0950624 -- Event Date: 05/27/2008
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31257120109/25/20083411Evergreen Beverage Packaging
On May 27, 2008, Employee #1, who was apparently assigned to work at a mechanical stacker machine, was using an extension tool to brush some plates on the "D Press". As Employee #1 was applying pressure to the extension tool, it bounced off the plate. This caused her hand to bounce down and her thumb to go into the gears. Employee #1's thumb was amputated, and she was hospitalized.
Keywords: amputated, thumb, caught between, extension handle, nip point, gear
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 312571201 Hospitalized injury Amputation Machine operators, not specified

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