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Case Status: CLOSED

Case Status: CLOSED

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 106043.015 Event: 05/21/2018Employee Catches Hand In Drill Press And Amputates Finger
At 4:30 p.m. on May 21, 2018, an employee was troubleshooting a drill bit depth problem with an Omai drill press and turned to speak with a coworker. The emplo yee turned back and, in doing so, pressed down on the floor switch, actuating th e drill. The employee drilled through his left hand's webbing between his thumb and forefinger, amputating his finger and fusing the first joint of his thumb. The employee was hospitalized and suffered additional nerve damage to his thumb .
Keywords: amputated, amputation, drill, drill press, finger, thumb
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1319388.015 Hospitalized injury Machinery maintenance occupations

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