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Accident: 104446.015 - Employee Working On Fan Sustains Injuries When Fan Starts

Accident: 104446.015 -- Report ID: 0625700 -- Event Date: 04/02/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1306557.01504/04/2018Hunt Forest Products, Llc
At 11:00 a.m. on April 2, 2018, an employee was working for a wholesaler of lumb er, plywood, millwork, and wood panels. He was performing maintenance work on th e distribution fan for the Number 3 boiler. As he was removing and replacing the fan's drive belt, the fan started. His right hand became caught between the bel t and sheave (pulley) of the distribution fan. He sustained the laceration of th e middle and ring fingers on his right hand. He further sustained a fracture to the tip of the middle finger on his right hand. He was hospitalized.
Keywords: caught between, fan, fan belt, finger, fracture, hand, laceration, lockout, lockout/tagout, maintenance, pulley
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1306557.015 40 M Hospitalized injury Boilermakers

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