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Accident: 116508.015 - Employee Amputates Finger While Repairing Chain

Accident: 116508.015 -- Report ID: 0524500 -- Event Date: 12/21/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1369199.01501/04/2019Caterpillar Inc.
At 10:50 a.m. on December 21, 2018, an employee was repairing a broken chain on an overhead conveyor system. The employee removed the guards and laid on the rol lers then saw the broken chain and pulled out with his hands and counted the lin ks on damaged chain. The employee dropped the chain in between sprockets and pu shed on one end to the east and continued sliding under the sprocket to put mast er link. The employee placed his hands, one finger to pick up chain next to spr ocket and received a finger amputation. Hospitalization was not required.
Keywords: amputation, broken chain, finger, sprocket
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1369199.015 56 M Non Hospitalized injury Machinery maintenance occupations

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