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Accident: 114248.015 - Employee Amputates Finger In Conveyor

Accident: 114248.015 -- Report ID: 0522500 -- Event Date: 03/05/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1383552.01503/08/2019Prime Woodcraft, Inc.
At 11:00 a.m. on March 5, 2019, an employee was removing a pallet that had becom e caught on a conveyor belt guard. A section of conveyor belt guarding was missi ng bolts to affix the guard in place causing the pallet to become stuck. When th e employee attempted to reposition the unfastened guard on the conveyor belt lin e, his fingers were caught by the conveyor belt drive mechanism chain, resulting in the partial amputation of two fingers on the left hand. Hospitalization was not required.
Keywords: amputated, amputation, conveyor belt, finger, machine guarding, pallet, partial amputation
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature
1 1383552.015 24 M Non Hospitalized injury

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