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Accident: 170903926 - Employee'S Fingertip Amputated By Drill Chuck Key

Accident: 170903926 -- Report ID: 0950644 -- Event Date: 01/16/1998
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12025545001/28/19983052Dayco Products Inc.
At approximately 2:30 p.m. on January 16, 1998, Employee #1 was using a portable power drill to cut holes in a metal plate on a machine at Dayco Products, Inc. Someone had used a piece of wire to attach the chuck key to the drill. The wire apparently caught in the rotating drill bit, and the key caught on Employee #1's left index finger, amputating the fingertip to the last knuckle.
Keywords: portable power tool, rotating parts, amputated, unsecured, finger, work rules, caught by, electric drill
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 120255450 Hospitalized injury Amputation Machinery maintenance occupations

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