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Accident: 170183099 - Amputation - Caught In Rotating Mixing Tool

Accident: 170183099 -- Report ID: 0950641 -- Event Date: 02/04/1992
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11199035402/13/19924911La City Water & Power
TWO ELECTRIC UTILITY EMPLOYEES WERE MIXING EPOXY IN A 3-GALLON BUCKET. ONE OF THEM WAS USING A 0.5-HORSEPOWER MILWAUKEE DRILL EQUIPPED WITH AN 18-INCH-LONG, 4-INCH-DIAMETER MIXING TOOL TO STIR THE MIXTURE. HIS COWORKER, WHO WAS WEARING RUBBER GLOVES, STARTED TO CLEAN FILLER POWDER FROM THE INSIDE OF THE BUCKET. ONE OF HIS GLOVES GOT CAUGHT IN THE MIXING TOOL OPENING, AND THE EMPLOYEE'S LITTLE AND RING FINGERS WERE AMPUTATED FROM HIS LEFT HAND. THE EMPLOYEE WAS HOSPITALIZED FOR HIS INJURY.
Keywords: amputated, rotating shaft, finger, electric drill
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 111990354 Hospitalized injury Amputation Construction trades, n.e.c.

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