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Accident: 170615470 - Employee'S Thumb Amputated In Bagging Machine

Accident: 170615470 -- Report ID: 0950625 -- Event Date: 09/17/1997
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11997447501/30/19985191Western Farm Service, Inc.
At approximately 9:30 a.m. on September 17, 1997, Employee #1, of Western Farm Service, was servicing a fertilizer bagging machine. The power source was inadvertently turned on, and his thumb became caught in the V-belt and pulley drive. Employee #1's right thumb was amputated. He was transported by a private vehicle to Kaweah Delta Hospital in Visalia, CA, for treatment.
Keywords: amputated, work rules, caught by, thumb, lockout, caught between, v-belt, nip point, pulley
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 119974475 Hospitalized injury Amputation Graders and sorters, except agricultural

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