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Accident: 314829342 - Employee Amputates Thumb In Alligator Shear

Accident: 314829342 -- Report ID: 0950643 -- Event Date: 04/04/2012
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31482934204/23/20124953Marborg Industries
At approximately 1:00 p.m. on April 4, 2012, Employee #1 was working as a laborer for Marborg Industries, in Santa Barbara, CA. Marborg Industries was a recycling operation. Employee #1 was separating metals with an alligator shear. His hands were near the blades of the shear to position a metal valve. At the same time, he pressed a foot pedal, activating the shear. The thumb of Employee #1's right hand was amputated. Employee #1 called to the safety manager to come to his assistance. The safety manager transported Employee #1 to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital. Employee #1 was diagnosed by a doctor as having an amputated right thumb. He was in the hospital for approximately 2 hours for surgery. He was released that same day.
Keywords: amputated, shear, foot control, scrap yard, thumb, caught between, hydraulic tool, point of operation, scrap metal, blade
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 314829342 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Laborers, except construction

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