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Accident: 200361657 - Paving Worker Crushes Hand When Caught In Conveyor

Accident: 200361657 -- Report ID: 0453710 -- Event Date: 05/02/2013
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31678234105/03/20132951Highland Paving Co., Llc
On May 2, 2013, Employee #1, a 33-year-old male with Highland Paving Company Llc, was cleaning the recycled asphalt (RAP) conveyor using a shovel with a missing handle. The conveyor was operable and guards had been removed. The shovel was caught by the conveyor and pulled Employee #1's right hand in between the moving conveyor and the vibrating hopper, crushing the tips of his middle, ring, and pinky fingers. Employee #1 was hospitalized from this amputation event.
Keywords: finger, crushed, conveyor, conveyor belt, shovel, hand, asphalt
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 316782341 Hospitalized injury Amputation Industrial truck and tractor equipment operators

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