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Accident: 201033941 - Employee Suffers Amputation Of Finger

Accident: 201033941 -- Report ID: 0950635 -- Event Date: 09/30/2001
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30076239010/30/20017933Gable House Bowling
Several bowling balls had jammed on the ball return. This caused the motor to overheat and stop and the belt to dislodge. Employee #1, a maintenance mechanic, retrieved the jammed balls, but did not deenergize the motor prior to his repositioning of the belt. Employee #1 started to reposition the V-belt, but as he was positioning the final loop on the belt, the motor, belt and wheels moved, pulling his hand into the in-running nip-point of the upper pulley wheel. Employee suffered the amputation of his left ring finger as it was caught in an in-running nip- point between a v-belt and a pulley wheel of the ball lift assembly. Employee #1 was hospitalized.
Keywords: amputated, finger, lockout, v-belt, nip point, pulley
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 300762390 Hospitalized injury Amputation Occupation not reported

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