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Accident: 202634150 - Employee'S Finger Is Amputated When Caught By Drill Bit

Accident: 202634150 -- Report ID: 0950633 -- Event Date: 06/07/2011
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31351292306/09/20112511O.W.Lee Co.,Inc.

At approximately 9:30 a.m. on June 07, 2011, Employee #1, a temporary employee hired through a staffing agency, was working for a nonunionized patio furniture manufacturer that employed 120 workers. Employee #1 was using a jig and operating a drill press, manufactured by the Walker-Turner Division of the Kearny & Trecker Corporation (Serial Number 50EKYB), to drill holes in a metal bar (24 inches by 2 inches by 0.375 inches). His right, gloved hand got caught and pulled in by the rotating drill bit. Employee #1's middle finger was amputated, and he was hospitalized. The employer reported the serious injury to the Division at 1:55 p.m. on June 7, 2011.

Keywords: metal bar, rotating parts, amputated, finger, glove, machine operator, caught by, drill press

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 313512923 Hospitalized injury Amputation Drilling and boring machine operators

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