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Accident: 170838213 - Employee Amputates Finger In V-Belt

Accident: 170838213 -- Report ID: 0950615 -- Event Date: 08/01/2003
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11963041608/04/20032421Harwood Products
At approximately 3:30 p.m. on August 1, 2003, an employee was operating a grinder powered by a Teco IHP, 3380 RPM motor, with belt and pulleys transmitting power to a grinder head. The pulleys, 2 in. at 4 in. OD, 12 in. apart, with an 0.5 in. wide belt, about 5 ft. from floor level, were not guarded. The employee caught his left ring finger in the assembly, amputating his fingertip to the first joint. He was hospitalized and treated for the amputation.
Keywords: grinder, amputated, finger, v-belt, pulley, unguarded
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 119630416 Hospitalized injury Amputation Hand grinding and polishing occupations

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