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Accident: 100567.015 - Employee'S Fingers Are Amputated When Caught In Belt And Pul

Accident: 100567.015 -- Report ID: 0521100 -- Event Date: 10/31/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1276015.01511/08/2017Itu Absorbtech, Inc.
At 12:00 p.m. on October 31, 2017, Employee #1 and a coworker were changing the belt on an Ellis Corporation Washer Extractor, Model Z472J, industrial washing m achine. After changing our the belt, the machine was energized with the guards s till removed. The coworker left the area to complete another task, while Employe e #1 stayed to adjust the belt tracking with the machine still running. As the e mployee adjusted the belt, his right hand was pulled into the ingoing nip point, resulting in the amputation of four fingers and part of his thumb on his right hand. Employee #1 was hospitalized for his injuries.
Keywords: amputated, belt, caught in, finger, lockout, nip point, pulley, thumb, unguarded, washing machine
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1276015.015 57 M Hospitalized injury Machinery maintenance occupations

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