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Accident: 170764450 - Employee'S Fingertips Amputated In Chipper Conveyor

Accident: 170764450 -- Report ID: 0950615 -- Event Date: 06/19/1998
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12558607306/22/19982421Redwood Empire Aggregates
Employee #1 was clearing debris and trim and feeding it into a chipper conveyor at a sawmill. He was standing next to the machine's box chain drive motor, which was approximately 30 in. above the floor, when he began to clean away some debris from the V-belt without shutting down. His right hand became caught in the belt and pulley, amputating the tips of his middle and ring fingers that resulted in nail and bone loss. Neither the belt nor the pulley were guarded.
Keywords: amputated, finger, work rules, cleaning, conveyor, v-belt, nip point, pulley, unguarded
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 125586073 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Laborers, except construction

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