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Accident: 202715728 - Drill Press Operator Amputates Ring Finger

Accident: 202715728 -- Report ID: 0950633 -- Event Date: 06/19/2013
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31621269507/08/20135091Oreq Corporation
At about 3:00 p.m. on June 19, 2013, an employee was working for a firm that manufactured pool supplies. He had been working as a regular employee for the employer for 10 years. The employer had 45 employees, and it was nonunionized. At the time of the incident, the employee was operating a Gorton 7-speed drill press, with Serial Number 15780, to make an 0.25-inch (6.35-millimeter) hole in a piece of steel plate. The steel plate had the dimensions 4 inches by 1 inch by 0.0625 inches (102 millimeters by 25.4 millimeters by 1.59 millimeters). The employee was wearing gloves while operating the drill press. The ring finger portion of the glove on his right hand got caught in the spinning drill bit, and the finger was amputated to the first knuckle. The injury was reported to the Division by the employer at 4:15 p.m. on June 19, 2013, and the investigation was initiated at 2:00 p.m. on July 8, 2013.
Keywords: rotating parts, amputated, finger, glove, machine operator, caught by, elderly, drill press, hand
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 316212695 Hospitalized injury Amputation Helpers, mechanics and repairers

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