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Accident: 200531408 - Employee Amputates Fingers Maintaining Chipper

Accident: 200531408 -- Report ID: 0751910 -- Event Date: 01/19/2007
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31008439701/31/20079199Council Bluffs, City Of
Employee #1 was performing maintenance and troubleshooting on a Bandit chipper hydraulic system. Employee #1 had removed the belt and pulley guard. A disk lock was not in place on the unit. Employee #1 pulled on the multi-strand belt assembly to test the hydraulic pump operation and the finger tips of his right hand were caught in the belt and pulley nip point. Employee #1 sustained amputation of the finger tips. Employee #1 was treated for his injuries but was not hospitalized.
Keywords: maintenance, amputated, belt, finger, guard, chipper, nip point, pulley
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 310084397 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Bus, truck and stationary engine mechanics

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