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Accident: 829572 - Employee'S Fingers Amputated By Drill Press

Accident: 829572 -- Report ID: 0751910 -- Event Date: 03/14/1988
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10421000003/14/19883586National Spencer, Inc.
Employee #1 was drilling holes in caps on a Clausing drill press with a 3AL Procunica tapping attachment. Her foot inadvertently hit the unguarded pedal mechanism that activates the press. Her left hand was caught and the fourth and fifth fingers were amputated. The pedal mechanism was not secured to prevent movement.
Keywords: amputated, unsecured, finger, work rules, foot control, point of operation, drill press, foot-powered press
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 104210000 Hospitalized injury Amputation Drilling and boring machine operators

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