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Accident: 170831861 - Employee'S Head Injured When Caught In Drive Shaft

Accident: 170831861 -- Report ID: 0352450 -- Event Date: 09/17/1996
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12737678810/07/19962759Balmar, Inc.
Employee #1 was leaning over a hole-punch drill press when a loose 1/8 in. air hose blew her ponytail into an unguarded horizontal drive shaft operating at 2,000 rpm. She tore herself free of the spindle, losing over 50 percent of her scalp and suffering severe bruising to the head.
Keywords: hair, scalp, work rules, air hose, drill press, entangled, press operator, drive shaft, unguarded, contusion
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 127376788 Hospitalized injury Other Folding machine operators

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