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Accident: 92445.015 - Employee Is Scalped When Hair Is Caught In Drill Press

Accident: 92445.015 -- Report ID: 0524700 -- Event Date: 01/18/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1205094.01501/24/2017Cleveland City Forge, Inc.
At 3:30 p.m. on January 18, 2017, Employee #1 was using the Cleereman Machine To ol chamfer press to chamfer clevis parts. He reached around the press to tighten the loose part holder when his hair, which was in a ponytail, became caught in the spindle of the drill press, resulting in a scalping of the top and right sid e of his head, partial right ear and right cheek. There were no immediate witnes ses to the accident and the press did not have a guard to protect against the ro tating parts.
Keywords: caught in, drill press, ear, face, hair, head, machine guarding, rotating parts, scalped, spindle, unguarded
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1205094.015 61 M Hospitalized injury Machine operators, not specified

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