Powered by GoogleTranslate

Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Accident Report Detail

Accident: 14196323 - Employee'S Finger Crushed By Drill Press

Accident: 14196323 -- Report ID: 0352420 -- Event Date: 03/14/1985
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
282975203/14/19852511Tradeways Inc
An employee of a furniture manufacturing plant was tasked to change the drill bits on a Unibohe machine used to make custom-made furniture and cabinets. The employee was assisted by the assistant shop foreman. The machine was shut off and the air pressure line that allows actuation was removed. The employee rotated the machine head holding the bits to the upright position to allow cleaning of the bit sleeves and changing of the bits. While the two were replacing the bits, the assistant foreman accidentally energized the machine by turning the air pressure control to the on position. The employee returned the machine head to its normal position and began to lock the bits in place. As he finished the last bit, the assistant foreman reattached the air pressure hose causing machine actuation. Upon actuation of the machine, the employee's finger was crushed between the bit bar and the solid cross bar of the machine. He was hospitalized.
Keywords: air pressure, finger, machinist, crushed, air hose, drill press
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 2829752 Hospitalized injury Other Machinists

Thank You for Visiting Our Website

You are exiting the Department of Labor's Web server.

The Department of Labor does not endorse, takes no responsibility for, and exercises no control over the linked organization or its views, or contents, nor does it vouch for the accuracy or accessibility of the information contained on the destination server. The Department of Labor also cannot authorize the use of copyrighted materials contained in linked Web sites. Users must request such authorization from the sponsor of the linked Web site. Thank you for visiting our site. Please click the button below to continue.

Close