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Accident: 112367.015 - Employee'S Finger Is Caught By Pulley, Causes Fracture And N

Accident: 112367.015 -- Report ID: 0951510 -- Event Date: 12/28/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1369003.01501/02/2019Shriners Hospitals For Children
At 8:15 a.m. on December 28, 2018, an employee was removing the guard for a belt and pulley system on an industrial motor. Without turning off and locking out t he power, the employee removed the guard for the belt and pulley system and trie d to check the belt tension by reaching into the machine and pushing the belts d own with his right hand. When the belt and pulley system re-started, the belts p ulled his hand through the in-running nip point of the belts, severely laceratin g his right middle finger, and resulting in a fracture and permanent nerve damag e.
Keywords: caught in, finger, fracture, guard, laceration, lockout, nip point, pulley
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1369003.015 40 M Non Hospitalized injury Machinery maintenance occupations

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