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Accident: 114642.015 - Employee Is Injured When Drill Bit Shatters And Punctures Ne

Accident: 114642.015 -- Report ID: 0636900 -- Event Date: 03/05/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1384049.01503/08/2019Knife River Corporation - South

At 9:45 a.m. on March 5, 2019, Employee #1, employed by a construction company, was setting up a drill to punch holes in a metal bar. When the drill bit hit th e metal bar, the bit shattered. Pieces of metal hit the side of the drill guard and struck and punctured the employee's neck. The employee was transported to the hospital, where he was admitted and treated for the neck injury.

Keywords: blunt force trauma, construction, drill, equipment failure, guard, laceration, metal bar, neck, projectile, puncture, struck by

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature
1 1384049.015 39 M Hospitalized injury

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