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Accident: 112719.015 - Employee Amputates Fingertips When Caught Between Belt And P

Accident: 112719.015 -- Report ID: 0751910 -- Event Date: 12/28/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1372110.01501/17/2019Solar Plastics Llc
At 1:30 p.m. on December 28, 2018, an employee was performing preventative maint enance on a Roto-Moulder machine and had installed several new parts. The emplo yee was adjusting the tension for the belts by adjusting the motor mounts and to uched the unguarded belt as it was slowing down. The employee's fingers were pu lled in between the belt and pulley, amputating two fingertips from his right ha nd. The employee was hospitalized.
Keywords: amputated, amputation, belt, caught between, caught by, fingertip, maintenance, pulley, struck by, unguarded
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1372110.015 31 M Non Hospitalized injury Industrial machinery repairers

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