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Accident: 115541.015 - Employee Amputates Fingers When Caught In Power Transmissio

Accident: 115541.015 -- Report ID: 0950612 -- Event Date: 04/17/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1394605.01504/19/2019B & P Packing Co., Inc.
At 8:20 a.m. on April 17, 2019, an employee was working for a firm that was enga ged in post-harvest crop activities, other than cotton ginning. He was making ad justments to the cutting height of a Niagri Engineering Carro'cut carrot cutting machine. He was using a pair of pliers to adjust the tension on a belt that con trols the cut height of this mechanically driven carrot cutting machine. As he w as making the adjustment, the belt grabbed the pliers he was holding. Two of the fingers on his right hand were pulled in between the drive belt and rubber pull ey of the multi-cut unit of the machine. The employee sustained an amputation of the top of the ring finger on his right hand. As well, the middle finger on his right hand was crushed. The employee was initially transported to Mission Care Health Care and then transported to a physician. The Division was notified of th e accident at approximately 4:00 p.m. that same day. The Division arrived onsite on April 19, 2019, at Soledad, CA. The Division met with the general manager of the company. He was hospitalized, either before or after his transport to the p hysician.
Keywords: amputation, belt, caught between, caught in, crushed, finger, fingertip, hand, lockout, nip point, partial amputation, power trans appar, pulley, training, unguarded
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1394605.015 27 M Hospitalized injury Laborers, except construction

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