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Accident: 200770667 - Employee'S Fingertip Amputated In Conveyor Belt

Accident: 200770667 -- Report ID: 0134000 -- Event Date: 09/13/1999
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30054800509/28/19995032John J. Paonessa Construction Co.
Employee #1 was picking unwanted parts off the conveyor belt at a maintenance shop where construction vehicles were repaired and earth materials recycled. When the conveyor stopped functioning, he went underneath the belt and was tapping on it when the machine started up again. The tip of his right ring finger became caught and was amputated. The crusher/conveyor system was used to transport brick, dirt, rocks, and other assorted cement and natural materials. There were no witnesses to the accident.
Keywords: amputated, finger, work rules, belt conveyor, caught by, conveyor, nip point, conveyor belt
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 300548005 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Laborers, except construction

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