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Accident: 144285.015 - Drill Press Operator Suffers Amputation Of Fingertip

Accident: 144285.015 -- Report ID: 0524500 -- Event Date: 02/24/2022
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1581834.01503/04/2022Vaughan & Bushnell Manufacturing Company

At 6:00 a.m. on February 24, 2022, an employee was working for a firm that manuf actured sawblades and hand tools. She was operating a drill press to drill two h oles into the handle of a hammer. There was a shield made of acrylic plastic, su ch as Plexiglas, in place. With her right hand, the employee reached under or be hind the barrier guard to clear away chips from the table of the drill press. He r glove came into contact with the rotating drill bit and got caught by it. She suffered the amputation of the tip of the small finger on her right hand. She wa s treated without hospitalization.

Keywords: amputated, amputation, caught by, cleaning, drill press, finger, fingertip, glove, hand, hand tool, machine guarding, machine operator, rotating drill bit

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature
1 1581834.015 53 F Non Hospitalized injury

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