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Accident: 101035.015 - Employee Suffers Partial Amputation Of Finger When Caught In

Accident: 101035.015 -- Report ID: 0950613 -- Event Date: 11/10/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1279325.01511/28/2017Sierra Circuits, Inc
At 2:15 p.m. on November 10, 2017, Employee #1 was performing a test to determin e the proper drive belt tension of a slurry tank impeller/agitator. Without turn ing off and locking out the power, the employee removed the guard for the drive belt and tried to check the tension by reaching into the machine and pulling on the inner surface of the belt with his hand. The belt pulled his hand toward the in-running nip point of the drive pulley, amputating the distal phalange of his right index finger.
Keywords: belt, caught in, finger, hand, lockout, machine guarding, nip point, pulley, unguarded
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1279325.015 54 M Non Hospitalized injury Machinery maintenance occupations

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