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Accident: 119946.015 - Employee Receives Finger Amputation While Cleaning Conveyor

Accident: 119946.015 -- Report ID: 0950652 -- Event Date: 04/29/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1397161.01504/30/2019Skanska Usa Civil West California District Inc. And Traylor Bros., Inc. And J.F. Shea Construction, Inc.
At 7:00 p.m. on April 29, 2019, an employee was tasked with inspecting conveyor belts for damage and cleaning the drum pulleys on a Surface Vertical Conveyor To wer. During the process, the employee lifted a section of chain link fencing, th at served as a guard, to get the water hose closer to the pulleys when a loose s ection of conveyor belt moved around and entangled the hose and then the employe e's hand and pulled them into the nip point of the conveyor belt and pulley. The employee's left ring finger was caught between the two and partially amputated. The employee was taken to the hospital and admitted for treatment.
Keywords: caught between, cleaning, conveyor, conveyor belt, entangled, finger, machine guarding, nip point, partial amputation, pinched, pulley, water hose
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1397161.015 59 M Hospitalized injury Mining occupations, n.e.c.

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