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Accident: 96717.015 - Employee'S Thumb Is Partially Amputated When Caught In Rotat

Accident: 96717.015 -- Report ID: 0950614 -- Event Date: 06/26/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1243448.01506/29/2017Nefab Packaging West, Llc
At approximately 1:30 p.m. on June 26, 2017, an employee was performing drilling operations using a Powermatic drill press. He was holding a piece of wood with his left hand approximately four inches away from the point of operation and ope rated the feed handle with his right hand. As the drilling operation progressed, the drill bit got caught and pulled the piece along with the employee's left th umb to the rotating drill bit/point of operation thus exposing his left thumb to the rotating drill bit. As a result, the employee sustained partial amputation of the left thumb. He was taken by the employer to Washington hospital located i n Fremont, California and discharged within approximately 7 hours.
Keywords: amputation, caught in, drill press, point of operation, struck by, thumb
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature
1 1243448.015 47 M Non Hospitalized injury

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