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Accident: 111652.015 - Employee'S Finger, Caught In Belt And Pulley, Is Amputated

Accident: 111652.015 -- Report ID: 0950633 -- Event Date: 07/06/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1329168.01507/11/2018Calwest Underground, Inc
At 9:41 a.m. on July 6, 2018, Employee #1 and a coworker, employed by an undergr ound construction company, were cleaning and attempting to unclog the water line s of a pressure washer, Hydrotek SC 30005D, Max. 3000 PSI, 4.3 GPM, Nozzle -4.5, 14 HP Diesel Kubota Engine. Employee #1 cleared the lines by running compresse d air through them. He then turned the washer's motor on. As he attempted to r einstall the hose, the hose slipped. Employee #1's left ring finger became caug ht in the belt and pulley. The ring finger was amputated, and the middle finger was lacerated. Employee #1 was transported to the hospital, where he received treatment for the amputation and laceration injuries. He was released without h ospitalization.
Keywords: amputation, belt, caught in, cleaning, construction, electric motor, finger, laceration, lockout/tagout, pulley, washing machine, water hose
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1329168.015 56 M Non Hospitalized injury Mechanical controls and valve repairers

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