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Accident: 142667.015 - Employee Amputates Finger When Caught In Edger Conveyor Pull

Accident: 142667.015 -- Report ID: 0552652 -- Event Date: 12/30/2021
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1572098.01501/12/2022Comins Lumber Sales Inc
At 8:45 a.m. on December 30, 2021, an employee was unjamming a slab of wood from and edger infeed conveyor. The employee removed a safety guard with conveyor st ill running and reached into the conveyor with his gloved hand. The employee ca ught his glove on the belt pulley which pulled his left hand into the conveyor h ead pulley. The employee amputated his ring finger and required medical treatmen t without hospitalization.
Keywords: amputated, amputation, bypass, bypass guard, caught in, conveyor, edger, finger, glove, hand, jammed, lockout, lockout/tagout, machine operator, misjudgement, misjudgement of hazardous situation, pulled in, pulley, saf
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1572098.015 28 M Non Hospitalized injury Machine operators, not specified

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