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Accident: 201156031 - Employee'S Finger Amputated In Drill Press

Accident: 201156031 -- Report ID: 0950633 -- Event Date: 03/23/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30085759604/10/20023599Renfro Franklin Inc.
At approximately 6:00 p.m. on March 23, 2002, Employee #1 was operating a drill press, LGUN FTV-23, to grind the end of a metal tube, 0.75 inch in diameter and 21 inches long, to make a half moon shape. He was wearing cotton gloves on his hands. He was holding a part in his left hand, which was set up on the right side of the drill bit, and tried to tighten the screw on the fixture. The end of the tube kicked out of his grip and the glove on his left hand was caught in the spinning drill bit. His left ring finger was amputated and he was hospitalized.
Keywords: rotating parts, amputated, finger, glove, caught by, drill press, hand, press
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 300857596 Hospitalized injury Amputation Miscellaneous machine operators, n.e.c.

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