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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 170175947 - Employee'S Finger Amputated In Conveyor Belt Chain Drive.

Accident: 170175947 -- Report ID: 0950613 -- Event Date: 03/01/1992
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11202343703/19/19924581Ogden Aviation Services
At approximately 3:30 p.m. on March 1, 1991, Employee #1 was performing maintenance work at Ogden Aviation Services on the drive machinery of a baggage-handling conveyor belt. He had stopped the belt, removed the cover of the chain drive, lubricated the chain, and then restarted the conveyor. He heard a rattling sound coming from the chain drive and decided to investigate, so he removed the cover again, without switching off the machine. His face was sweating so he wiped it with his hand, and as he let his hand fall his finger was caught in the running chain and amputated.
Keywords: chain, maintenance, amputated, baggage conveyor, finger, work rules, lockout, caught between, conveyor belt, lubricating
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 112023437 Hospitalized injury Amputation Occupation not reported

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