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Accident: 170848048 - Employee'S Fingers Amputated In Drill Press

Accident: 170848048 -- Report ID: 0950633 -- Event Date: 05/21/1996
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12600042107/25/19963444Thermal Dynamics
Employee #1, a 20-year-old drill press operator, was wearing cotton work gloves while drilling holes. She was positioning the die in the drill press when her glove became caught by the revolving drill. Her right hand was pulled into the machine, amputating two of her fingers. Employee #1 had not been informed of the hazards of wearing gloves while working with revolving machinery.
Keywords: clothing, rotating parts, amputated, finger, glove, work rules, caught by, drill press, press operator, untrained
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 126000421 Hospitalized injury Amputation Supervisors, mechanics and repairers

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