Accident Report Detail
Accident Summary Nr: 143161.015 - Employee'S Fingertip Is Amputated By Running Drive Chain
|Inspection Nr||Date Opened||SIC||NAICS||Establishment Name|
|1574870.015||01/27/2022||112120||New Dairy Alabama, Llc|
Abstract: At 7:15 p.m. on January 20, 2022, an employee was working for a dairy. He was a maintenance employee. The operator of the infeed conveyer of the #2 debagging ma chine had reported that the conveyer was not working correctly. It had been an i ssue that needed attention for around the past month. The motor operating the dr ive chain of the conveyer had become overloaded and stopped working due to exces s slack in the drive chain. The employee was there to correct the problem. He ha d removed the guard on the drive chain to check the tension. The machine was sti ll energized and running. Next, he crawled underneath the infeed conveyer to mak e repairs to the motor. After he had completed the maintenance, the employee tri ed to pull himself out from under the infeed conveyer. His fingers came into con tact with the exposed running drive chain. At least one finger became caught bet ween the chain and a sprocket. He suffered the amputation of the fingertip of th e ring finger on his left hand. He was hospitalized.
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