Electric drill twisting resulting in broken right hand

Brief Description of Incident:

An employee was drilling a hole into a steel beam approximately 7 feet above the ground, while standing on an 8 foot step ladder. As the employee was drilling, the bit caught on the steel, twisting the drill injuring his right hand.

• Hazard identification needs to be part of all jobs.
• Employees should review the importance of proper body mechanics and positioning at all times.