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Accident: 170749949 - Employee Injured When Hair Is Entangled In Spindle

Accident: 170749949 -- Report ID: 0352480 -- Event Date: 10/24/1995
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11954899811/06/19953546Black & Decker (Us), Inc.
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11954898011/06/19957361Employment Control, Inc.
Employee #1 was operating a Clausing drill press, model 2215, serial #2, equipped with a honing attachment. She was deburring metal parts when her hair became caught in the unguarded spindle, which was rotating at 600 rpm. Employee #1 suffered hair loss from the right side of her head and a black eye from contacting the spindle. She was transported to a hospital, where she was treated and released.
Keywords: head, hair, work rules, spindle, entangled, eye, struck against, drill press, face, unguarded
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 119548998 Occupation Not Listed
2 119548980 Non Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Drilling and boring machine operators

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