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Accident: 118640.015 - Employee'S Finger Is Amputated When Drill Press Activates

Accident: 118640.015 -- Report ID: 0552652 -- Event Date: 03/22/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1417834.01508/05/2019Kentwood Excavating Inc

At 1:00 p.m. on March 22, 2019, Employee #1 was changing the drill bit on the em ployer's Rockwell drill press. The chuck key for the drill press was hanging on a chain that was attached to the drill press. The employee placed the chuck ke y into the drill to make the bit change and inadvertently hit the start button w ith his right shoulder. The drill press activated, and the chain wrapped around the employee's right index finger. The tip of the right index finger was amput ated. The employee received medical treatment for the partial amputation but wa s not hospitalized.

Keywords: amputated, caught in, chain, construction, drill press, entangled, equipment operator, finger, fingertip, maintenance, partial amputation, start button

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature
1 1417834.015 62 M Non Hospitalized injury

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