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Accident Summary Nr: 201110731 - Employee'S Thumb Amputated By Drill Press

Accident Summary Nr: 201110731 -- Report ID: 0950643 -- Event Date: 09/12/1996
Inspection NrDate OpenedSICNAICSEstablishment Name
12612003901/22/199724990Reel Sets & Woodworking Co. Inc.

Abstract: At approximately 3:00 p.m. on September 12, 1996, Employee #1 and Employee #2 were using a drill press that was provided with a hole-saw to cut sections from the side of a plastic pipe. The openings were cut to hold light bulbs for a special display. During one cut, the hole-saw snagged on and jerked the pipe. This caused Employee #1's left hand to be pulled into the saw, lacerating his thumb. Employee #1 was taken to the local medical center where he was hospitalized for extensive surgery to re-attach his thumb.

Keywords: amputated, thumb, saw, laceration, drill press, pipe

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Nr Age Sex Degree Nature of Injury Occupation
1 126120039 Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Miscellaneous precision woodworkers

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