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Accident: 105748.015 - Employee Suffers Finger Amputations When Caught Between Gear

Accident: 105748.015 -- Report ID: 0522300 -- Event Date: 05/13/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1317284.01505/21/2018Alfred Nickles Bakery Inc.
At 7:45 a.m. on May 13, 2018, Employee #1 was clearing bread from the "A Cooler Load off" that was causing conveyer stoppage. The employee was using an 8 foot stepladder to gain access to the conveyer, and using his hands to move the loaves of bread, in order to clear the path to the photo eye so production could resume. His hands became caught between a gear and sprocket that powers the conveyer, and he sustained a right middle and ring finger amputation above the intermediate phalanges. Employee #1 was not hospitalized.
Keywords: sprocket, finger, hand, gear, conveyor, stepladder, amputated, caught between
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1317284.015 32 M Non Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Machine operators, not specified

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