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Accident: 98104.015 - Employee'S Finger Is Amputated In Drill Press

Accident: 98104.015 -- Report ID: 0522500 -- Event Date: 08/03/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1254318.01508/10/2017Quadra-Tech, Inc.

At approximately 8:30 a.m. on August 3, 2017, an employee was drilling holes in square steel tubing operations on a mill while wearing gloves. The gloves were s upplied by the employer to protect against burn hazards from hot metal shavings. The employee sustained finger amputations when the left glove was caught aroun d the rotating chuck and cutting bit. There was not any type of guarding in plac e to prevent the employee's hands or gloves from making accidental contact with the rotating chuck of the mill or the cutting bit. The employee was hospitalized and treated for his injuries.

Keywords: amputation, caught in, drill press, finger

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1254318.015 24 M Hospitalized injury Miscellaneous material moving equipment operators

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