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Accident: 116185.015 - Employee'S Left Ring Finger Is Amputated In Lathe

Accident: 116185.015 -- Report ID: 0751910 -- Event Date: 04/22/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1397135.01504/30/2019Hupp Electric Motors
At 6:30 p.m. on April 22, 2019, an employee was working for a firm that performe d automotive mechanical and electrical repair and maintenance. He was working as a machinist. He was working in the machine shop, in the thermal arc spray area. He was machining an electric motor on an American Pacemaker lathe. He was attem pting to feel the friction or speed of the chuck with his left hand while the la the was gearing down to a stop. As he had his hand in contact with the chuck, hi s left ring finger made contact with a projection on the back of the chuck long enough to catch the finger in a nip point between the chuck and the base of the head stock. The ring finger on his left hand was caught in the nip point. It was amputated by the lathe. The employee was hospitalized.
Keywords: amputated, amputation, automotive repair, caught by, caught in, electric motor, finger, lathe, machine guarding, machinist, metal lathe, nip point, rotating shaft
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1397135.015 39 M Hospitalized injury Machinists

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