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Accident: 100581.015 - Employee Fractures Hand With Possible Amputation When Caught

Accident: 100581.015 -- Report ID: 0751910 -- Event Date: 08/29/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1273012.01509/13/2017Energy Panel Structures Inc.
At 4:52 p.m. on August 29, 2017, Employee #1 was drilling holes in a two by four piece of wood using a drill press. The lumber got caught on the drill bit and t he employee attempted to remove it, without de-energizing the equipment. Part of the chuck guard was missing and Employee #1's hand became caught in the drill press. The employee sustained a fractured hand with possible amputation. Reconst ructive hand surgery was reported to occur.
Keywords: amputation, caught in, drill, drill press, hand, lockout/tagout, machine guarding
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1273012.015 30 M Hospitalized injury Laborers, except construction

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