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Accident: 691667 - Employee'S Thumb Amputated By Blade Cutter

Accident: 691667 -- Report ID: 0854910 -- Event Date: 10/22/1986
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10209329111/03/19862431Huetter Mill & Cabinet
Employee #1 was using a Danley Machine Corp. router, model #W-1136, serial #76713501, to cut a 1/2 in. by 3 1/16 in. by 18 in. long piece of oak. He was using a straight line cutter bit to smooth out the edge of the lap-cut when the unguarded blade caught the corner of the material. His left hand was pulled into the machine and his thumb amputated. The guard was available but was not being used. The stops were also not in use, and the material was not blocked. Employee #1 had 17 years of experience.
Keywords: amputated, work rules, thumb, blade, hand, unguarded
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 102093291 Hospitalized injury Amputation Miscellaneous precision woodworkers

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