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Accident: 200520013 - Employee'S Fingers Amputated In Belt And Pulley

Accident: 200520013 -- Report ID: 0751910 -- Event Date: 04/13/1996
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11508024405/14/19962046Adm Milling
Employee #1 was changing the belts on a blower motor. The motor had been shut down by the operator using normal procedures, but Employee #1 removed the guard and started to work before the blower stopped turning. A dust cloud blew out and blinded him as he reached into the turning belt and pulley. Employee #1's fingers became caught in the machinery and were amputated. The machine was not intended to be locked out for changing the belts.
Keywords: maintenance, amputated, belt, finger, work rules, nip point, pulley, blind reaching
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 115080244 Hospitalized injury Amputation Machinery maintenance occupations

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