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Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $750 $0 $0 $0 $0 $750
Current Penalty $750 $0 $0 $0 $0 $750
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100212 A03 II 02/14/2003 03/13/2003 $750 $750 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200523108 Event: 09/16/2000Worker Finger Amputated Using A Drill Press
On September 9, 2000, an employee drilling three holes in aluminum blanks approximately 4 ft square for a part made at work. The employer had a vise for use in the drilling operation to hold the blanks while drilling. The employee was drilling two blanks at a time. A blank bound up and was caught on the drill bit, spinning it around with the drill bit. The employee was wearing gloves while performing this operation. The employee reached in to grab the blank his glove was caught in the drill, pulling him into the machine amputating the left ring finger to the first joint. The vise had never been attached to the table of the drill press. The employer was not instructed on how to operate the machine properly or the proper use wearing loose clothing and gloves while operating the drill press.
Keywords: clothing, finger, glove, drill press, press
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 305713919 Hospitalized injury Amputation Laborers, except construction

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