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Accident: 170163935 - Employee'S Finger Punctured When Drill Bit Dislodges

Accident: 170163935 -- Report ID: 0950635 -- Event Date: 08/17/1990
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11207641908/31/19903721The Boeing Company
At about 2:20 p.m. on August 17, 1990, Employee #1, an aircraft structure and surface mechanic, was in building #13, department 505, using a power drill to drill a 0.125-in.-diameter hole in a piece of metal. The drill bit dislodged from the metal drill hole and penetrated his right index finger. When the wound failed to begin healing by the next day, Employee #1 reported to the company dispensary. A blood sugar count was taken and the reading exceeded the 400 level. Employee #1 was transported to Long Beach Memorial Hospital for further observation of a medical matter that was not injury related.
Keywords: portable power tool, aircraft, unsecured, finger, electric drill, puncture
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 112076419 Hospitalized injury Puncture Occupation not reported

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