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Accident: 114558.015 - Employee Fractures Finger And Cuts Tendons Within Ring Finge

Accident: 114558.015 -- Report ID: 0950644 -- Event Date: 11/21/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1364516.01512/07/2018Smurfit Kappa North America Llc
At 5:10 p.m. on November 21, 2018, an employee was removing rolls from the 615 T op Stacker when, due to bad bearings, the conveyor belt began to slip. The empl oyee made several attempts to fix the problem; however, they did not correct the problem. The employee knelt down and placed his left hand into the sprockets t o check the movement. A coworker activated the top stacking conveyor and crushe d the employee's hand. The employee fractured his pinky, severed tendons in his ring finger, numbness within the thumb and required several skin grafts. The e mployee was hospitalized.
Keywords: conveyor belt, crushed, finger, fracture, severed, tendon
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1364516.015 28 M Hospitalized injury Machinery maintenance occupations

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