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Accident: 202474763 - Employee Injures Hand When Grinder Disk Shatters During Use

Accident: 202474763 -- Report ID: 0950636 -- Event Date: 12/29/2007
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30718732802/05/20081799R & L Iron Works

At approximately 9:15 a.m. on December 29, 2007, Employee #1, of R & L Iron Works, was operating a Makita 9557NB handheld disk grinder in the metal fabrication shop. Approximately two minutes into cutting an angle iron, the disk became caught on a corner and broke into multiple pieces. Employee #1 sustained permanent disfiguring lacerations to his left hand and complete destruction of his thumb metacarpal. He was transported to Beverly Hospital, where he was treated for three days. Apparently, Employee #1 used a large, worn down disk normally used for cutting and not designed for the Makita 9557NB.

Keywords: grinder, portable power tool, iron worker, rotating knife, work rules, construction, thumb, laceration, hand
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building Other Under $50,000 1

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 307187328 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported

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