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Accident: 170179881 - Employee'S Fingertip Crushed Between Motor Fan Pulley/Belt

Accident: 170179881 -- Report ID: 0950645 -- Event Date: 04/27/1992
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11199436405/12/19920722Guerra'S Custom Farming Inc
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11202659605/12/19920722J & J Harvesting
Employee #1 was employed by J & J Harvesting but was on loan to Guerra's Custom Farming. Employee #1 was requested to replace fan belts on a trailer-mounted irrigation pump. While removing the belts with his left hand, Employee #1 put his right hand on the control panel for leverage. Due to poor design, he struck both the ON switch and the START switch and the motor turned slightly, pulling Employee #1's left little finger between the motor fan pulley and belt. Employee #1's fingertip was crushed and later amputated. The employer was cited for having no lockout procedure.
Keywords: maintenance, amputated, start button, belt, agriculture, finger, lockout, caught between, irrigation equipment, pulley
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 111994364 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Bus, truck and stationary engine mechanics
2 112026596 Occupation Not Listed

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