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Accident: 101446.015 - Employee Amputates Finger Tip When Caught In Drill Bit

Accident: 101446.015 -- Report ID: 0523300 -- Event Date: 07/27/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1282637.01508/02/2017Evco Plastics
At 12:00 p.m. on July 27, 2017, Employee #1 was operating a Bridgeport Milling Machine inside of a plastic production manufacturer. The Milling Machine was operated with a two-hand control and a can guard protecting the drill bit. The employees were trained not to wear gloves while operating the machine with two separate signs posted, warning not to operate the machine with gloves on. Employee #1 was operating the mill with gloves on. As she finished the process, she reached under the can guard while the machine was still in motion. The employees right pinky finger became caught in the drill bit, resulting in an amputation to the tip of her finger. Employee #1 was not hospitalized.
Keywords: plastic mfg, finger, machine guarding, milling machine, glove, amputated, caught in
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1282637.015 37 F Hospitalized injury Amputation Operations & systems researchers and analysts

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