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Accident: 128884.015 - Employee Suffers Toe Amputations In Conveyor

Accident: 128884.015 -- Report ID: 0729300 -- Event Date: 08/18/2020
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1489498.01508/24/2020Reed Lumber Co.
At 7:45 a.m. on August 18, 2020, an employee was standing on the Nicholson 27-in ch Ring Debarker conveyer trying to align the conveyor chain which had become de tached. The employee was near the top sprocket "jogging' the chain as he and his coworkers were trying to reconnect the two ends of the chain around both sprock ets. At some point while jogging the chain, the employee's foot was caught betwe en the chain and a stationary part of the conveyor. The employee yelled and all movements stopped. The employee descended the conveyor and a coworker drove him to the nearest hospital, where he was admitted to treat amputations of the toe t ips on his left foot.
Keywords: amputation, belt conveyor, caught between, caught in, chain, connecting, sprocket, toe
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1489498.015 48 M Hospitalized injury Machinery maintenance occupations

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