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Accident: 170194856 - Employee Forearm Fractured In Drill Press

Accident: 170194856 -- Report ID: 0950633 -- Event Date: 10/16/1990
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At approximately 10:20 a.m. on October 16, 1990, Employee #1 was instructed by a lead man to drill 0.75-in.-diameter holes in four pieces of angle iron. Employee #1 was using the left drill of a dual-headed drill press. A bolt had been placed in the spindle of the right drill, creating a dangerous, revolving projection. Employee #1 was wearing welder's gloves while operating the drill press. The revolving bolt caught Employee #1's right glove and continued revolving, fracturing Employee #1's right forearm. Employee #1 was hospitalized for 4 days.

Keywords: fracture, rotating parts, glove, work rules, forearm, caught by, bolt, drill press

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 112032560 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported

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