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Accident: 122560.015 - Employee'S Fingertip Is Amputated In Moving Conveyor Belt

Accident: 122560.015 -- Report ID: 0950635 -- Event Date: 07/02/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1415143.01507/12/2019Standard Homeopathic Company

At 7:24 p.m. on July 2, 2019, an employee, a setup technician, and a coworker we re finishing the setup of a Fairchild capping machine. As the coworker restarted the machine, the conveyor belt began to vibrate as if it was coming off it's tr ack. The coworker asked the employee to assist him in fixing the conveyor belt. The employee made many attempts at fixing the belt by stopping the machine and p ushing down on the belt and moving it back and forth with little success. On his last attempt, the employee placed both of his hands on the belt and moved it in the proper direction with the machine energized. As the employee was moving the belt forward, it engaged and moved quickly forward catching his right index fin ger. The employee was hospitalized and underwent surgery resulting in amputatio n of the tip of his right index finger.

Keywords: adjust, amputated, amputation, caught by, conveyor belt, energized, fingertip, lockout/tagout, machine operator, malfunction, set up

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1415143.015 50 M Hospitalized injury Mechanical engineering technicians

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