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Accident: 117154.015 - Employee Fractures Finger When Caught In Conveyor Belt And P

Accident: 117154.015 -- Report ID: 0522500 -- Event Date: 06/10/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1408502.01506/17/2019Sawmiller Llc
At 3:30 p.m. on June 10, 2019, an employee was working at a conveyor belt when a piece of wood caused the belt to become jammed. The employee attempted to move the drive v-belt by hand that was connected to the drive motor to the conveyor. The power was not shut off to the jammed conveyor and when the conveyor became u njammed, the v-belt pulled the employee's right hand fingers into the nip point where the belt met its' pulley. The employee was hospitalized with a fractured i ndex and middle finger on his right hand.
Keywords: caught in, conveyor belt, finger, fracture, jammed, lockout/tagout, nip point, v-belt
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1408502.015 55 M Hospitalized injury Supervisors, material moving equipment operators

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