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Accident: 101643.015 - Worker'S Finger Is Amputated On Pulley

Accident: 101643.015 -- Report ID: 0418200 -- Event Date: 12/12/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1284209.01512/20/2017Dixie Converting Corporation
At 10:15 a.m. on December 12, 2017, an employee was working for a firm that prod uced converted paper products; i.e., slit and twisted paper. He was working with a twisting machine. While the machine was still running, he removed the guard f rom a pulley-driven belt to check the belt. He was using his hands to push the b elt to move faster, when his finger got caught in the pulley. He sustained an am putation of the ring finger on his right hand. He was not hospitalized.
Keywords: amputated, amputation, belt, caught in, finger, lockout, lockout/tagout, machine guarding, maintenance, nip point, pulley
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature
1 1284209.015 43 M Non Hospitalized injury

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