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Accident: 116732.015 - Employee Amputates Fingers When Hand Is Caught In Conveyor

Accident: 116732.015 -- Report ID: 0950635 -- Event Date: 12/19/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
At 3:15 p.m. on December 19, 2018, an employee, a line supervisor, was overseein g employees work on the Hytrol conveyor. In one section of the conveyor, a blank et got caught and jammed the conveyor. After unsuccessful pulling on the blanket , the machine was de-energized and the blanket was cut and removed. The employee saw the conveyor belt was misaligned and went to fix it. As the employee was fi xing the belt with his hand under it, a coworker restarted the machine without c hecking if all was clear. The movement pulled the hand of the employee into the roller where his fingers were crushed. The employee suffered amputation his left ring finger and partial amputation of his left pinky finger and was hospitaliz ed.
Keywords: amputation, caught in, conveyor belt, crushed, energized, finger, jammed, lockout/tagout, roller--mach/part
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1368766.015 56 M Hospitalized injury Supervisors and proprietors, sales occupations

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