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Accident: 125892083 - Employee'S Thumb Amputated In Pesticide Spray Rig

Accident: 125892083 -- Report ID: 0950633 -- Event Date: 12/04/1997
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12589208302/17/19987342Pest Doctors
At approximately 12:15 p.m. on December 4, 1997, Employee #1, a spray applicator employed by Pest Doctors, was at a customer's dairy farm, manipulating a tank valve near the V-belt and pulley drive assembly of the spray application rig. The rig was running, and his thumb became caught and was amputated. Employee #1 was transported to Chino Valley Medical Center, where he was hospitalized for five days.
Keywords: amputated, work rules, caught by, thumb, lockout, v-belt, nip point, pulley, spraying rig, pesticide
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 125892083 Hospitalized injury Amputation Horticultural specialty farmers

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