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Accident: 128695.015 - Employee Amputates Ring Finger When Caught In Sprocket Chain

Accident: 128695.015 -- Report ID: 0355110 -- Event Date: 08/11/2020
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1488458.01508/17/2020New River Hardwoods, Inc.
At 3:30 p.m. on August 11, 2020, an employee was straightening a board that had gotten twisted in the unscrambler area. As the employee was straightening the bo ard, his right ring finger got caught between an opening in the trim saw platfor m and the conveyor chain and a sprocket that was part of a conveyor system that moved boards to the trim saw. The employee sustained an amputation to the righ t ring fingertip and was treated but not hospitalized.
Keywords: amputation, board, caught between, caught in, chain, conveyor, finger, fingertip, partial amputation, platform, saw, sawmill, sprocket, wood board
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1488458.015 41 M Non Hospitalized injury Milling and planing machine operators

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