Alert 06 – 15 Improper Use of Power Hand Tool Results in Injury


Recently an employee was using a hand-held power drill to drill out some built up paint from some boltholes on a bracket to be installed. At the time the employee was wearing all the PPE for the task and the bracket had been installed into a vice as required. As the employee began to drill out the built up paint from the bolthole, the bit jammed on the edge of the bolt hole. This caused the drill to twist from the employee’s hand, resulting in a fracture.

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