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Accident: 170357495 - Employee'S Fingers Amputated After They Became Stuck In Rope

Accident: 170357495 -- Report ID: 0950653 -- Event Date: 08/08/2001
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12574740208/09/20011422Cemex
Employee #1, a maintenance mechanic for a cement processor, was directly involved with repairing a crack on the second level of a pre-heat tower. His fingers became entangled in a .375-in. rope that was drawn into the back of a 36-in.Z Blade operating at 1750 RPM Hartzell Fan, Model No. 23-36-NH3. Employee #1 suffered the amputation of his left fourth fingertip and was hospitalized.
Keywords: maintenance, amputated, cement powder, rope, finger, mechanic, entangled, tower
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 125747402 Hospitalized injury Amputation Helpers, mechanics and repairers

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