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Accident: 170127427 - Employee'S Fingers Amputated In Auger

Accident: 170127427 -- Report ID: 0751910 -- Event Date: 04/02/1997
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11508533406/09/19975153Rodney Farm Center Inc.
Employee #1 was working in bin #21. He plugged in the sweep auger and the motor was humming, so he decided to start the auger by hand. His right hand became caught in the belt and two pulleys, and his index and middle fingers were amputated to the first knuckles. The belt and pulleys were not guarded.
Keywords: amputated, finger, work rules, auger, nip point, grain bin, unguarded
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 115085334 Hospitalized injury Amputation Occupation not reported

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