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Accident: 170151146 - Employee'S Finger Amputated In Belt And Pulley Drive

Accident: 170151146 -- Report ID: 0950643 -- Event Date: 05/17/1995
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12007480205/19/19953442Anthony Mfg Co Inc
Employee #1, of Anthony Manufacturing Co., Inc., was drilling holes in metal frames. She began to look for the glove fingertips she wore to protect herself from nicks and scratches. She reached atop the drill press, which had its power on, to feel around for the fingertips. The top portion of the drill press did not have a top cover plate, exposing a belt and pulley drive. Employee #1 reached into the belt drive and suffered serious injuries to her right hand fingers. Her index fingertip was amputated and her middle, ring, and little fingers were cut and suffered nerve damage.
Keywords: amputated, cover, belt, finger, work rules, laceration, drill press, pulley, unguarded, blind reaching
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 120074802 Hospitalized injury Amputation Cabinet makers and bench carpenters

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