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Accident: 201796034 - Employee Fractures Fingers When Caught By Lathe

Accident: 201796034 -- Report ID: 0950644 -- Event Date: 08/06/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30132879508/22/20022022Cacique Inc.

On August 6, 2002, Employee #1 was working for a cheese manufacturer, and demonstrating to a new coworker how to sand burrs. He mounted a 2 in. diameter by 2 ft long metal keyway into a lathe. As the keyway rotated in the lathe, he wrapped a 2 in. wide strip of belt sander sandpaper around the keyway. Employee #1 was holding each end of the sandpaper when his right glove became caught by the lathe, fracturing three of his fingers. He later stated that he felt he should not have been wearing gloves while sanding the keyway.

Keywords: clothing, fracture, lathe, food preparation, rotating shaft, finger, glove, metal shop, machine operator, caught by

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 301328795 Hospitalized injury Fracture Machine operators, not specified

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