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Accident: 107023.015 - Employee Clearing Drill Bit Amputates Finger

Accident: 107023.015 -- Report ID: 0950635 -- Event Date: 01/22/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1293482.01502/08/2018Anvil Steel Corp
At 1:00 p.m. on January 22, 2018, Employee #1, a shop worker at a steel fabrication company, was operating a portable mag drill to drill holes in steel plates. Metal shavings built up on the drill bit. Employee #1, using his gloved hand, attempted to clear the shavings off the moving drill bit. His left hand made contact with the drill bit, and the tip of his left ring finger was amputated. Employee #1's supervisor transported him to the company health clinic. From there he was transferred to an area hand clinic and then a hospital. Employee #1 underwent surgery to treat the partial amputation.
Keywords: steel plate, lockout, amputation, portable power tool, construction, drill operator, finger, glove, drill, cleaning
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1293482.015 23 M Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Laborers, except construction

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