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Accident: 116154.015 - Employee Is Pulled Into Conveyor Drive Pulley, Amputates Arm

Accident: 116154.015 -- Report ID: 0751910 -- Event Date: 05/09/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1399923.01505/10/2019Liberty Tire Recycling
At 9:30 a.m. on May 9, 2019, an employee was using a putty knife to scrape recyc led tire build up from the Grizzly S-80 inclined conveyor system with the convey or running. The employee positioned a scissor lift under the conveyor's drive a nd two bend pulleys then reached into the space between the three pulleys and be gan scraping the drive pulley with a putty knife with the conveyor running. The conveyor belt drive pulley caught the employee's clothing and pulled his arm int o the machinery. His arm was partially amputated above the elbow, and he was hos pitalized.
Keywords: aerial lift, amputated, amputation, arm, belt conveyor, caught between, caught by, caught in, cleaning, conveyor, conveyor belt, elbow, lockout, lockout/tagout, partial amputation, point of operation, power roller, pu
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature
1 1399923.015 58 M Hospitalized injury

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