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Accident: 170868731 - Employee'S Fingertips Amputated In Rotary Air Valve

Accident: 170868731 -- Report ID: 0950651 -- Event Date: 09/02/1997
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12568299709/03/19971446Silica Resources Inc
Employee #1 was checking an apparent leak in the rotary air valve under the dust collector at a surface mine. He was reaching into the bottom of the discharge chute when his hand struck against moving parts of the rotary air valve that he had not seen. The tips of the first and middle fingers of his right hand were amputated at the first joint.
Keywords: leak, maintenance, amputated, finger, work rules, struck against, valve, hand, blind reaching
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 125682997 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Occupation not reported

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