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Accident: 170623714 - Employee'S Thumb Tip Amputated In V-Belt And Pulley Drive

Accident: 170623714 -- Report ID: 0950625 -- Event Date: 11/25/1995
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11997341003/13/19960139Borba Agri Business Services
At approximately 7:30 p.m. on November 25, 1996, Employee #1 was checking a tomato mulcher to see if the V-belt was broken when his left thumb became caught in the moving V-belt and pulley drive. He sustained a partial amputation of his left thumb and was transported by private vehicle to Hanford Community Medical Center. Employee #1 was treated and released the following day.
Keywords: amputated, agriculture, work rules, caught by, thumb, lockout, v-belt, nip point, pulley, unguarded
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 119973410 Hospitalized injury Amputation Supervisors, mechanics and repairers

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