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Accident: 100434.015 - Employee Amputates Finger On Conveyor Drive Belt

Accident: 100434.015 -- Report ID: 0419400 -- Event Date: 10/26/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1274974.01510/31/2017Dollar Tree Distribution Center #2
At 1:30 a.m. on October 26, 2017, an employee was working for a firm engaged in general warehousing and storage. He was troubleshooting the drive system of a conveyor belt. He had a removed a guard and he was pulling the conveyor belt's drive system V-belt with his hands, when his supervisor energized the conveyor. The middle finger on his right hand was caught between the V-belt and a pulley. The employee sustained the amputation of the end of that finger below the nail. The narrative did not say whether or not he was hospitalized.
Keywords: pulley, belt, caught between, lockout/tagout, machine guarding, amputation, maintenance, guard, finger, belt conveyor, amputated, warehouse
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1274974.015 36 M Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Industrial machinery repairers

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