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Accident: 105262.015 - Employee Catches Fingers Between Pulley And Belt And Amputat

Accident: 105262.015 -- Report ID: 0523900 -- Event Date: 04/30/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1313616.01505/03/2018Jackrabbit Wood Products, Inc
At 12:15 p.m. on April 30, 2018, an employee was checking and tightening the ten sion of a drive belt and pulley on a blower motor in a sawmill. The employee fi nished replacing some damaged bearing carrier assemblies while it was locked out and removed the lockout to test run the blower. Several further adjustments we re made and the employee put his left hand inside the guard enclosure to tighten the belt. The employee caught two fingers between the power transmission belt and pulley on the blower fan assembly, amputating portions of each finger. The employee was hospitalized.
Keywords: amputated, amputation, belt, caught by, finger, pulley, sawmill
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1313616.015 38 M Hospitalized injury Sawing machine operators

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