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Accident: 142678.015 - Employee Amputates Fingertip While Adjusting Running Conveyo

Accident: 142678.015 -- Report ID: 0213600 -- Event Date: 12/30/2021
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1572168.01501/12/2022Schwans Global Supply Chain Inc.
At 4:00 a.m. on December 30, 2021, an employee was adjusting a panning conveyer belt without locking out he machinery. The employee checked the belt tension by placing his right index finger into a 1 inch by 3 inch opening under the belt wh ile it was moving. The employee's finger was pulled in between the underside of the conveyer belt and the top side of the nose roller as a result. The employee amputated his fingertip, requiring medical treatment without hospitalization.
Keywords: adjust, amputated, amputation, belt, caught in, finger, fingertip, lockout, lockout/tagout, machine operator, partial amputation, power roller, pulled in, tension
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature
1 1572168.015 37 M Non Hospitalized injury

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