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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 170724793 - Employees Fingertip Amputated Between Belt Rollers

Accident: 170724793 -- Report ID: 0950623 -- Event Date: 02/01/1999
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12568512302/24/19993081Roplast Industries, Inc.
On March 2, 1999, Employee #1 was using a putty knife to scrape plastic residue from the tops of the 1-1/4 in. wide belts of a plastic bag-making machine. His left little finger became caught between the belt rollers, amputating the distal joint. Employee #1 was cleaning the machine while it was running.
Keywords: amputated, finger, work rules, belt conveyor, cleaning, lockout, roller--mach/part, caught between, nip point, conveyor belt
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 125685123 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Misc. metal & plastic processing machine operators

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