High School Student Sustains a Partial Fingertip Amputation While Using a Jointer in Wood Shop - Massachusetts
Massachusetts Case Report: 14MA1NF
Release Date: December 21, 2015
In 2014, a 9th grade student enrolled in a regional comprehensive high school that also offered some shop classes partially amputated a fingertip. The student was operating a wood jointer in shop class when the student’s left hand middle finger came in contact with the jointer’s cutting head. Immediately after the incident occurred, the student informed the substitute teacher in charge about the injury. The student was brought to the school nurse who placed a call for emergency medical services (EMS). The local police and EMS arrived at the incident location within minutes. The victim was transported to a local hospital where the partially amputated fingertip was reattached and the victim was then released from the hospital.