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Accident: 170183743 - Employee'S Finger Amputated In Luggage Conveyor

Accident: 170183743 -- Report ID: 0950641 -- Event Date: 06/28/1992
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11983319207/07/19924789Ogden Aviation Services
Employee #1, of Ogden Aviation Services, was placing luggage onto a moving conveyor belt located at a Qantas Air Line ticket counter at Los Angeles Airport. The belt is 2 1/2 ft wide and about 8 in. above the floor. A strap on the luggage became caught between the belt and a nip point guard, pulling the strap and luggage into the nip. Employee #1 attempted to pull the strap out without shutting off the conveyor. His right little finger was pulled by the strap into the nip/shear point, amputating about 1 in. of the finger.
Keywords: amputated, baggage conveyor, finger, work rules, caught by, jammed, lockout, nip point, conveyor belt
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 119833192 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Freight, stock and material handlers, n.e.c.

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