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Accident: 200535409 - Worker Amputates Finger While Servicing Grain Bin Pulley

Accident: 200535409 -- Report ID: 0751910 -- Event Date: 10/18/2012
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31680215610/24/20125083Brunkan Equipment Inc.
On October 18, 2012, Employee #1, a 24-year-old male with Brunkan Equipment Inc., was servicing a customer's stirring machine in a grain bin on the customer's farm near Wyoming, Iowa. The employee was standing on a ladder that had been placed in the corn. Once the employee had climbed onto the ladder, it started to slide sideways. The employee grabbed a rotating pulley with an exposed rotating pulley and v-belt. The end of his finger was caught in a pinch point between the pulley and v-belt, amputating the tip of his middle finger on his left hand. Employee #1 was hospitalized as a result of this event.
Keywords: amputated, belt, screw conveyor, agriculture, finger, grain, grain elevator, nip point, pulley, grain bin
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 316802156 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Helpers, mechanics and repairers

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