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Accident: 201032893 - Employee'S Finger Injured In Belt And Pulley Drive

Accident: 201032893 -- Report ID: 0950635 -- Event Date: 02/14/2000
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30075843003/16/20002448Hunter Woodworks Inc
At approximately 4:00 p.m. on February 14, 2000, Employee #1 and a coworker were attempt to unjam the belt conveyor that fed the hogging mill at a pallet manufacturing company. The coworker went to de-energize the conveyor's drive motor. Before he had returned, Employee #1 removed the upper portion of the guard on the belt and pulley that powered the belt conveyor. He had begun working on the drive when the belt and pulley moved, amputating a portion of the little finger on his right hand.
Keywords: amputated, belt, finger, work rules, belt conveyor, jammed, lockout, caught between, nip point, pulley
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 300758430 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Industrial truck and tractor equipment operators

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