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Accident: 141691.015 - Employee Crushes Fingers After Caught In Chain Sprocket

Accident: 141691.015 -- Report ID: 0522300 -- Event Date: 11/27/2021
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1567281.01512/07/2021Modwash Llc

At approximately 1:30 p.m. on November 27, 2021, an employee was repairing a jam med roller on a car wash conveyor while performing service and maintenance on th e car wash conveyor system. The employee attempted to re-align the rollers and f ailed to perform energy control of the conveyor system. The employee attempted t o grab a roller, and the right hand was caught in the chain and sprocket. A cowo rker pushed the e-stop to power down the equipment. The employee amputated the right ring finger and crushing injuries to the middle and pinky fingers. The e mployee was hospitalized to treat these injuries.

Keywords: amputated, amputation, belt conveyor, caught in, chain, conveyor, crushed, finger, jammed, sprocket

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1567281.015 30 M Hospitalized injury Personnel and labor relations managers

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