The injury was written about in numerous local newspapers, and went national at the time. It is difficult to find these sources online now but that does not mean they did not exist. I have been interviewed as well.
Back in 1968, I, Melve Scherba, had a bad accident with my finger in a garlic press. I lived in Petoskey, Michigan at the time. After the accident, all of the big-wig garlic press manufacturers came out to examine the damage and see how they could improve garlic press design to avoid my appendage catastrophe.