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Accident: 200961621 - Employee'S Arm Amputated When Caught In Conveyor

Accident: 200961621 -- Report ID: 0352440 -- Event Date: 10/21/1997
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30069089810/21/19973295Shaulis Reduction Service, Inc.
Employee #1 was repairing a crushed rock conveyor belt and used his left arm to reach into an in-going nip point where the conveyor belt wrapped around the idler drum. He was removing chunks of rock from the belt system when the conveyor suddenly actuated, catching his clothing and pulling in his arm. Employee #1 sustained injuries that required that his arm be surgically amputated at the shoulder joint.
Keywords: clothing, amputated, repair, work rules, belt conveyor, caught by, lockout, arm, nip point, conveyor belt
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 300690898 Hospitalized injury Amputation Heavy equipment mechanics

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