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Accident: 170762694 - Employee'S Fingers Amputated In Chain And Sprocket Drive

Accident: 170762694 -- Report ID: 0950622 -- Event Date: 08/25/1997
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11979451910/28/19970173Berberian Nut Company
At 11:20 p.m. on October 28, 1997, Employee #1, a walnut sorter, was about to finish her shift. She reached under the end of the 24 in. wide running conveyor belt to use a paper towel to clean some walnuts off a small shelf for the 8 in. wide conveyor pulley's motor transfer case. The towek became caught and pulled her hand into the unguarded 2 in. wide chain and sprocket drive located behind the 3 1/2 in. long by 5 in. wide by 2 1/2 in. deep transfer case. Her right middle and ring fingers were amputated.
Keywords: chain, amputated, agriculture, finger, work rules, belt conveyor, cleaning, caught by, conveyor, sprocket
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 119794519 Hospitalized injury Amputation Graders and sorters, agricultural products

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