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Accident: 202449104 - Employee'S Thumb Is Degloved By Drill Press

Accident: 202449104 -- Report ID: 0950633 -- Event Date: 05/13/2008
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31060335206/27/20082844Universal Packaging Systems Inc

At approximately 8:30 a.m. on May 13, 2008, Employee #1 was a helper mechanic working at the Universal Packaging, Inc.; a manufacturer of cosmetic products. He was operating a 20-in. Wilton Tradesman Variable Drill Press, Model Number 2223VS, Serial Number 209164, in the maintenance shop of the manufacturing facility. Employee #1 was drilling a hole in a 1.938-in. wide nylon strap. He was injured when the glove on his left hand became caught and his hand was pulled into the moving drill. Employee #1 was hospitalized at Loma Linda Medical Center for surgery and treatment of the degloving injury to his left thumb.

Keywords: glove, degloved, machine operator, thumb, drill press, entangled, hand

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 310603352 Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Helpers, mechanics and repairers

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