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Accident: 112768.015 - Employee Suffers Hand Injury From Drill Press

Accident: 112768.015 -- Report ID: 0523300 -- Event Date: 01/14/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1372484.01501/18/2019Hoppe North America, Inc.
At 9:15 a.m. on January 14, 2019, three hardware manufacturing employees were wo rking together, boring holes into hinges that were received but were not properl y drilled with a drill press. Employee # 1 was operating a Central Machinery dri ll press and had finished drilling a hole. He was attempting to remove the hinge out of the fixture, when he raised his hand up and made contact with the rotati ng drill bit. The bit caught his glove, pulling Employee # 1's hand into the dri ll, crushing his finger, fracturing his left index and pinky fingers, and result ing in an amputation to his left index finger. Factors that contributed to the a ccident include lack of guarding for the rotating drill bit. He was hospitalized .
Keywords: amputated, amputation, caught in, crushed, drill, drill press, finger, glove, hand, rotating parts, unguarded
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1372484.015 30 M Hospitalized injury Laborers, except construction

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