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Accident: 170167118 - Employee'S Fingertip Amputated In Drill Press

Accident: 170167118 -- Report ID: 0950631 -- Event Date: 08/06/1997
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12590750108/12/19973544Plastic Composite Corporation
Employee #1, an injection molding machine operator, was using a drill press to remove excess plastic from a part. The glove she was wearing became caught and was pulled into the rotating bit. The middle finger of her left hand was amputated at the first knuckle.
Keywords: clothing, amputated, finger, glove, work rules, caught by, drill press, press operator, unguarded
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 125907501 Hospitalized injury Amputation Misc. metal,plastic,stone&glass-working mach. op's

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