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Accident: 116222.015 - Employee'S Thumb Is Amputated While Adjusting Machine

Accident: 116222.015 -- Report ID: 0419700 -- Event Date: 05/02/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1400464.01505/08/2019Gulf Cable, Llc
At 8:00 p.m. on May 2, 2019, an employee was working for a firm that manufacture d wire for communication and other energy purposes. He maintained machinery. He was working on a cable draw machine that led to a spooler. As part of the machin e's regular maintenance, he was adjusting the tracking of its belt. He adjusted the belt tracking device and for some reason reached in and grabbed the moving b elt. The thumb on his right hand was amputated, and skin on his right arm was pa rtially removed. He was hospitalized.
Keywords: amputated, amputation, arm, avulsion, belt, caught by, lockout, maintenance, minor servicing, skin, thumb, wire drawing machine
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1400464.015 54 M Hospitalized injury Machinery maintenance occupations

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