Accident Report Detail
Accident: 170166094 - Employee'S Thumb Amputated In Bench Press
|Inspection||Open Date||SIC||Establishment Name|
|111974408||11/26/1990||2452||Advanced Equipment Corporation|
At approximately 11:00 a.m. on November 15, 1990, Employee #1, of Advanced Equipment Corporation, was using a bench-mounted drill press to drill holes in a strip of metal. The gloves he was wearing caught in the rotating drill bit, resulting in the amputation of his thumb. Paramedics transported him to UC-Irvine Medical Center, where he was hospitalized for treatment. The supervisor stated that he had instructed employees not to wear gloves, rings, or any loose clothing when operating the machine because of the danger of being caught by moving parts. Before the accident, Employee #1 said that he was wearing gloves because he did not want to be cut by the strip of metal he was drilling.
|1||111974408||Hospitalized injury||Amputation||Machine operators, not specified|