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Accident: 170763684 - Employee Injured When Finger Caught Between Belt And Pulley

Accident: 170763684 -- Report ID: 0950625 -- Event Date: 12/07/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12572967302/04/20030724Coit Ginning Co
On December 7, 2002, Employee #1 sustained a serious injury to his left ring finger. Employee #1 was repairing the Impact Cleaner Number 1 at the cotton gin. There are two impact cleaners next to each other in very close proximity. Impact Cleaner Number 2 was left running, exposing the belts and pulleys to Employee #1. While he was trying to turn the pulley of Impact Cleaner Number 1, his finger got caught in the other pulley causing a serious injury. Employee #1 was taken to University Medical Center in Fresno, California, where he was hospitalized with an amputated finger.
Keywords: amputated, belt, finger, caught between, cotton gin, pulley
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 125729673 Hospitalized injury Amputation Graders and sorters, except agricultural

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