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Accident: 200530632 - Employee Amputates Finger While Cleaning Hvac Unit

Accident: 200530632 -- Report ID: 0751910 -- Event Date: 03/02/2006
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30826483703/28/20061761Toyne Services, Inc.
On March 2, 2006, Employee #1 was cleaning starch from an HVAC 470 unit at a cereal manufacturing company. As he was cleaning the unit, Employee #1 got his left hand caught between the belt and pulley, which were attached to the drum. This caused the tip of Employee #1's left pinky finger to be amputated.
Keywords: maintenance, amputated, ppe, air conditioner, finger, cleaning, caught between, heat exchanger
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Other Under $50,000
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 308264837 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Laborers, except construction FallDist:
Cause: Temporary work (buildings, facilities)
FatCause: Other

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