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Accident: 119958916 - Employee'S Fingers Amputated In V-Belt Pulley System

Accident: 119958916 -- Report ID: 0950633 -- Event Date: 07/21/1987
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11995891610/31/19971742Petrochem Insulation Inc
At approximately 4:00 p.m. on July 21, 1997, Employee #1 was measuring and installing insulation on a chilled water pipe as part of contractual obligation for another employer. He was taking measurements when he momentarily lost his balance and his right index finger was amputated in the nip point of the unguarded V-belt and pulley drive adjacent to where he was standing. He was given first aid and transported to Ridgecrest Community Hospital for treatment. The guard had fallen off the machine when the bolts supporting the guard's mounting brackets backed out due to heavy vibrations.
Keywords: amputated, inadequate maint, finger, work rules, construction, vibrations, v-belt, pulley, lost balance, unguarded
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 119958916 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Insulation Workers

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