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Accident: 116796.015 - Employee'S Finger Is Amputated While Unjamming Conveyor

Accident: 116796.015 -- Report ID: 0950643 -- Event Date: 12/06/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1371304.01501/07/2019Waste Management Recycling And Disposal Services Of California, Inc.
At 3:35 p.m. on December 6, 2018, an employee was working for a firm that collec ted and processed waste material and recyclables. Green waste debris, i.e., recy clable material, had become jammed on a conveyor. The employee was kneeling on a catwalk attempting to clear the jam with a metal pipe. The far end of the pipe became caught on the conveyor. The pipe jolted upwards toward the catwalk handra il. The index finger on the employee's right hand was pinched between the pipe a nd the railing. The employee's right index finger was amputated. He was hospital ized.
Keywords: amputated, amputation, catwalk, caught by, conveyor, finger, jammed, lockout, pinched, pipe, waste proc fac
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature
1 1371304.015 41 M Hospitalized injury

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