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Accident: 104612.015 - Employee'S Hand Is Entangled In Drill And Fingertips Are Cut

Accident: 104612.015 -- Report ID: 0950632 -- Event Date: 01/05/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1291087.01501/17/2018Cement Cutting Inc
At 9:30 a.m. on January 5, 2018, Employee #1, employed by a company specializing in cutting concrete, was drilling holes in a customer's marble block. The marb le measured approximately 3 feet long by 2 feet wide by 10 inches thick. As Emp loyee #1 used a DTA core drill with adapter bit, his left hand's safety glove be came entangled and his fingers were pulled around the rotating drill bit. Emplo yee #1 shut off the power, but the rotating bit did not immediately stop, and Em ployee #1 sustained lacerations to his fingertips. His supervisor transported E mployee #1 to the hospital, where he was admitted and treated. Employee #1 requ ired surgery, including partial amputation of his middle finger.
Keywords: amputation, concrete slab, construction, drill operator, entangled, finger, glove, laceration, machine guarding, unguarded
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1291087.015 38 M Hospitalized injury Construction laborers

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