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Accident: 114815.015 - Employee Amputates Index Finger When Caught In Conveyor Belt

Accident: 114815.015 -- Report ID: 0950635 -- Event Date: 01/14/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1373458.01501/24/2019Rehrig Pacific Company Inc
At 12:15 p.m. on January 14, 2019, an employee was performing preventative maint enance of Conveyor #6 which was part of a plastic injection molding machine. Th e employee plugged the motor into the wall outlet before greasing it and put som e grease onto his fingertip and turned the motor on before placing his left hand onto the conveyor. The employee caught his index finger in the moving conveyor chain and amputated it. The employee was hospitalized.
Keywords: amputated, amputation, caught in, chain, conveyor, conveyor belt, finger, maintenance
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1373458.015 59 M Hospitalized injury Machine operators, not specified

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