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Accident: 104259.015 - Employee Catches Thumb On Pulley And Partially Amputates Fin

Accident: 104259.015 -- Report ID: 0950614 -- Event Date: 03/21/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1305017.01503/29/2018Janco Chemical Corporation
At 11:48 p.m. on March 21, 2018, an employee had dismantled the guard cover for a MI-T-M Electric Power Pressure Washer and was completing some maintenance. Th e employee replaced the control switch and pressure regulator before turning it on. The employee noticed some oil leakage under the pump and crouched near the machine. The employee placed his right hand on the drive pulley and felt it mov e slightly before the unit started automatically. The employee's thumb touched the in running nip point between the pulley and belt, partially amputating his f inger. The employee went to California Pacific Medical Center for treatment. H ospitalization was not required.
Keywords: amputated, amputation, belt, caught by, nip point, pulley, thumb
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1305017.015 34 M Hospitalized injury Technicians, n.e.c.

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