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Accident: 170173876 - Employee'S Finger Injured In Chain And Sprocket Drive

Accident: 170173876 -- Report ID: 0950612 -- Event Date: 04/27/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11176104505/03/19910161Dole Fresh Vegetables

Employee #1 was working on the drive unit of one of thirteen small spray devices used for irrigation. He was replacing a chain and sprocket when one of his fingers became caught and sustained injuries that required hospitalization. The electrical irrigation devices were on small wheels; the drive units, which ranged between 2 and 8 in. from the floor, were not completely enclosed by the guard. The work should have been done by the maintenance department.

Keywords: chain, maintenance, agriculture, finger, guard, work rules, caught by, sprocket, irrigation equipment

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 111761045 Hospitalized injury Amputation Nursery workers

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