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Accident: 202557633 - Employee Crushes Hand On Lathe

Accident: 202557633 -- Report ID: 0950631 -- Event Date: 03/04/2014
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31738654803/04/20143599Municipal Equipment Exporters Inc Dba Max-Life Mfg
On March 4, 2014, Employee #1 was working at a facility that manufactured industrial metal parts. He was using a lathe. Employee #1 had a tubular part mounted on the chuck of the lathe, which he was hand filing. He held the hand file onto the welded joint as the lathe rotated. The loose cuff on his jacket became entangled onto the rotating part. His right hand was pulled in and became wrapped around the tubular part. The lathe chuck caused serious crushing damage to his wright hand before he could stop the lathe. Employee #1 suffered compound fractures to his right wrist and right hand. Employee #1 was transported to a medical center, where he underwent surgical procedures to repair the damage as well as received additional treatment and was then hospitalized for two days.
Keywords: clothing, lathe, rotating parts, caught by, crushed, bench operator, hand, wrist
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 317386548 Hospitalized injury Fracture Misc. metal,plastic,stone&glass-working mach. op's

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