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Accident: 106043.015 - Employee Catches Hand In Drill Press And Amputates Finger

Accident: 106043.015 -- Report ID: 0830500 -- Event Date: 05/21/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1319388.01505/31/2018Elkay Wood Products
At 4:30 p.m. on May 21, 2018, an employee was troubleshooting a drill bit depth problem with an Omai drill press and turned to speak with a coworker. The emplo yee turned back and, in doing so, pressed down on the floor switch, actuating th e drill. The employee drilled through his left hand's webbing between his thumb and forefinger, amputating his finger and fusing the first joint of his thumb. The employee was hospitalized and suffered additional nerve damage to his thumb .
Keywords: amputated, amputation, drill, drill press, finger, thumb
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1319388.015 55 M Hospitalized injury Machinery maintenance occupations

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