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Accident: 143528.015 - Employee Amputates Fingertip In Unguarded Conveyor Belt

Accident: 143528.015 -- Report ID: 0950625 -- Event Date: 12/04/2021
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1570852.01501/04/2022Eastside Packing Inc.

At 6:30 p.m. on December 4, 2021, an employee was cleaning sorting equipment at a fruit sorting and packaging facility. The employee had used a ladder to reach an unguarded elevated platform approximately one foot wide by four to six foot l ong above a running conveyor belt. The employee caught his right hand in the bel t and incurred an amputation to his ring fingertip. The employee required medica l treatment without hospitalization for the amputation and subsequent bone loss.

Keywords: amputated, amputation, belt conveyor, caught in, cleaning, conveyor, conveyor belt, elevated work plat, elevated work platform, finger, fingertip, food processing, inexperience, insufficient supervision, machine op

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1570852.015 34 M Non Hospitalized injury Food Cleanup Worker

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