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Accident: 170840276 - Employee'S Finger Amputated By A Drill Motor

Accident: 170840276 -- Report ID: 0950615 -- Event Date: 02/06/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12561541902/08/20021711Foreman Plumbing, Inc.
On February 6, 2002, Employee #1 of Forman Plumbing, Inc., was drilling a hole in a 2-in. by 4-in. framed wall stud using a Milwaukee hole hang angled drill to run electrical conduit. The drill got caught in hole being drilled, causing drill motor to spin around and catching Employee #1's ring finger of the left hand and amputating it to first knuckle. He was hospitalized.
Keywords: rotating parts, amputated, finger, electric drill
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition $50,000 to $250,000 1 1
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 125615419 Hospitalized injury Amputation Plumbers, pipefitters and steamfitters

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