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Accident: 111590.015 - Worker Amputates Left Middle Finger Tip While Operating Conv

Accident: 111590.015 -- Report ID: 0551702 -- Event Date: 12/01/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1364404.01512/06/2018University Of Il - Urbana

At 5:30 a.m. on December 1, 2018, Employee #1 was starting the conveyor belt to feed animals. The belt was slipping on the conveyor due to damp conditions and p oor maintenance. The employee attempted to overcome the friction by manually tur ning the belt on the conveyor. This process involved removing a guard. The emplo yee's left middle finger was caught in a pinch point, resulting in an amputation . The employee was hospitalized.

Keywords: amputation, caught in, conveyor, conveyor belt, finger, lockout/tagout, machine guarding, nip point

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1364404.015 19 M Non Hospitalized injury Farm workers

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