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Accident: 170156202 - Employee'S Fingers Amputated Between Conveyor Strips

Accident: 170156202 -- Report ID: 0950642 -- Event Date: 08/11/1992
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11207465309/18/19923483Norris Division Of Ni Industries Inc
At about 10:00 a.m. on August 11, 1992, Employee #1 was picking up samples off a conveyor. The conveyor belt was similar in appearance to that of a crawler tractor. As he inadvertently touched the individual strips of the conveyor, Employee #1's gloved right ring and little fingers were caught and squeezed between two adjacent strips, and amputated. He was taken to the Western Hand Center in Downey for treatment. A serious violation of T8CCR 4002(a) was observed and cited.
Keywords: amputated, belt, finger, belt conveyor, caught between, conveyor, conveyor belt
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 112074653 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Occupation not reported

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