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Accident: 171055650 - Employee'S Fingers Fractured When Caught In Tail Pulley

Accident: 171055650 -- Report ID: 0854910 -- Event Date: 10/03/1997
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12678033711/06/19975149Frito-Lay Inc
Employee #1 was servicing a waste chip conveyor at a Frito-Lay facility. She was using a pressurized air hose to force out debris that had accumulated around a running conveyor when the hose became caught in the running belt. Employee #1 was trying to retrieve it when her right hand became caught in the tail pulley. She fractured two of her fingers and was transported to Pioneer Valley Hospital for treatment. The conveyor was not locked out or tagged out.
Keywords: fracture, finger, work rules, cleaning, lockout, caught between, air hose, conveyor, pulley, conveyor belt
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 126780337 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported

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