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Accident: 114051.015 - Employee'S Fingers Are Caught In Exhaust Fan Assembly And In

Accident: 114051.015 -- Report ID: 0950613 -- Event Date: 02/15/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1380271.01502/22/2019Sutter Bay Medical Foundation
At 8:45 a.m. on February 15, 2019, an employee was working for a network of hosp ital-affiliated physicians and mental health specialists. He and a coworker were working on a pulley and drive belt assembly for a large building exhaust fan. T hey were replacing the three drive belts. According to the coworker, the employe e pulled out the blocking bar that had been inserted into the pulley to keep the fan from moving from ambient air sources. The employee somehow got his hand ins ide the path of the drive belts and nip point at the pulley. According to the em ployee, it was the coworker who pulled out the blocking bar. Either way, as the employee was trying to reinsert the bar, his left hand became caught in the nip point. He sustained the amputation of the index finger on his left hand down to the first knuckle and fractures or a fracture of the small finger on his left ha nd. He was not hospitalized.
Keywords: amputated, amputation, caught between, caught in, fan, fan belt, finger, fracture, lockout, maintenance, nip point, pulley
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1380271.015 46 M Non Hospitalized injury Mechanical engineering technicians

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