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Accident: 202612057 - Employee'S Finger Amputated While Drilling A Metal Bracket

Accident: 202612057 -- Report ID: 0950612 -- Event Date: 06/04/2010
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31414710906/10/20105311Walmart #5766
On June 4, 2010, Employee #1 of Walmart, was installing base anchors for shelves at electronic section of the store. Employee #1 suffered an amputation on his left ring finger when it was caught by a rotating metal bracket. At the time of the accident, Employee #1 was drilling a hole on a metal bracket using a Makita concrete drill. During the drilling process he was holding the bracket with his left hand, about 2 feet above the floor on a kneeling position. When the drill bit start to turn the steel bracket rolled around to the drill bit and caught his finger. Paramedics' crew responded and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital in San Jose, CA, and was released after 3 hours.
Keywords: rotating parts, amputated, unsecured, finger, electric drill
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 314147109 Hospitalized injury Amputation Occupation not reported

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