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Accident: 170194849 - Employee'S Finger Avulsed When Ring Catches On Rack

Accident: 170194849 -- Report ID: 0950633 -- Event Date: 11/02/1990
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11186781812/07/19905137Nordstroms Distribution Center
At approximately 5:30 a.m. on November 2, 1990, Employee #1 jumped onto a 33 in. high automated conveyor and walked across it onto a non-automated roller conveyor to free up four stacked boxes that had been crushed and were jamming the automated conveyor. After clearing the jam, Employee #1 walked back across the rollers and onto the automated conveyor. He then reached for a horizontal metal tube that was part of a hanging rack to swing himself down to the floor. His wedding band became caught on a projection on the metal tube, possibly a bolt end, and his left ring finger was avulsed. It subsequently had to be amputated.
Keywords: clothing, amputated, finger, work rules, caught by, jammed, fall
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 111867818 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Occupation not reported

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