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Accident: 170357255 - Employee'S Fingers Amputated In Belt And Pulley Drive

Accident: 170357255 -- Report ID: 0950623 -- Event Date: 05/28/1999
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12568592506/02/19992034Sunsweet Growers Inc
On May 28, 1999, Employee #1, a mechanic for a dried fruit and juice processor, was changing the gear ratio and speed of the pulley drive of a multi-pulley drill press. As he was pulling on the belt to change its position, the belt suddenly went around the outside pulley and drew his fingers through the nip point. The first digits of his left index and middle fingers were amputated.
Keywords: amputated, belt, finger, work rules, mechanic, drill press, nip point, pulley
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 125685925 Hospitalized injury Amputation Helpers, mechanics and repairers

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