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Accident: 114097.015 - Employee Is Killed When Entangled In Drill Press

Accident: 114097.015 -- Report ID: 0551800 -- Event Date: 02/20/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1382353.01502/21/20193479109473 - Valmont Industries Incorporated
On February 20, 2019, Employee # 1, a drill press operator, began cleaning activ ities while the equipment was still energized and running. The spindle on the dr ill press had speeds that ranged from 45 to 1115 rotations per minute. As Employ ee #1 reached into the unguarded point of operation, his shirt sleeve or gloves became entangled in the drill bit. Employee #1 was pulled toward the machine, en tangling Employee #1's long hair. The drill press continued to spin, completely pulling Employee #1 into the operating area. Emergency services were contacted and, upon arrival, Employee #1 was taken to a nearby hospital where she died of her injuries.
Keywords: caught in, drill press, hair
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1382353.015 49 M Fatality Occupation not reported

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