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Accident: 170702443 - Employee Severs Thumb In Chipper Belt

Accident: 170702443 -- Report ID: 0950614 -- Event Date: 05/20/1993
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11180815006/07/19930783Davey Trees
Employee #1 was rotating the drive belt of an inoperative chipper by hand when he caught his right thumb between the belt and pulley, severing it. No accident related violations were determined, as extensive, documented employee training in machine hazards indicated that this mishap was largely the result of an isolated, independent employee act.
Keywords: severed, belt, agriculture, work rules, thumb, chipper, nip point, pulley, hand
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 111808150 Hospitalized injury Amputation Industrial machinery repairers

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