Accident Report Detail
Accident Summary Nr: 201129244 - Employee Suffers A Finger Amputation By Drill Press
|Inspection Nr||Date Opened||SIC||NAICS||Establishment Name|
|315774646||08/08/2012||3612||335311||Delta Star Inc.|
Abstract: At approximately 12:15 p.m., on August 3, 2012, Employee #1 suffered an amputation of his left index finger when his work glove got entangled in the rotating drill bit while operating a drill press at Delta Star, Inc. At the time of the accident, Employee #1 had just drilled a hole on one side of an aluminum battery bracket (7-inch channel, 3/8 inch thick) and was ready to drill a second hole. Employee #1 said sharp aluminum shavings from the drilling operation got into his left glove and was deeply scraping his skin. As Employee #1 tried to remove the shavings with his right hand, his left glove was pulled and wrapped around the drill bit. Employee #1 immediately stopped the machine and pulled his left hand out from the glove. Employee #1 yelled for help and Employee #2 and other coworkers responded. Employee #2 said he was approximately 10 feet away from Employee #1 when the accident happened. Employee #2 said the drill press had already been turned off when he responded and Employee #1 was holding his left hand. Employee #2 removed the glove that was wrapped around the drill bit. According to the Operations Manager, employees wore tight-fitting gloves provided by the company, to protect the employees' hands from sharp edges of aluminum pieces. The pair of gloves worn by Employee #1 at the time of the accident was a "Body Guard Safety Gear." The Drill Press involved in the accident was identified as Equipment 110, Powermatic Drill Press, Model No. 1150, Serial No. 815V1778. Employee #1 was taken to Stanford Hospital where he was treated for his injuries.
|Employee #||Inspection Nr||Age||Sex||Degree||Nature of Injury||Occupation|
|1||315774646||Non Hospitalized injury||Amputation||Sheet metal workers|