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Accident: 114301.015 - Employee'S Fingers Are Amputated In Centrifuge Belt/Pulley

Accident: 114301.015 -- Report ID: 0751910 -- Event Date: 02/26/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1383866.01503/05/2019Perdue Foods Llc
At around 4:00 p.m. on February 26, 2019, an employee was using his right hand t o "free-wheel" a belt/pulley that connects a motor to a Sharpels P-3000 Centrifu ge in order to determine where a sound was coming from. The employee kept spinni ng the belt/pulley faster until his right hand came into contact with the pinch point, where the belt comes into contact with the pulley. At this point, the be lt/pulley amputated the tip of his right third digit and caused fractures and la cerations to the fourth and fifth digits on his hand. The employee was not hospi talized.
Keywords: amputated, amputation, belt, finger, fingertip, hand, laceration, nip point, partial amputation, pinched, pulley, stuck
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1383866.015 30 M Non Hospitalized injury Machinery maintenance occupations

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