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Machinery involved in 58 percent of work-related amputations in 2018 

June 04, 2020
Work-related amputations resulted in 6,200 cases with days away from work in 2018. That was about 0.5 percent of all the cases resulting in days away from work. In 2018, 58 percent of amputations, (3,580 cases) involved some type of machinery. Parts and materials were involved in 15 percent of amputations. Tools, instrument and equipment, including powered and unpowered hand tools, were involved in another 7 percent. Full Text »

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