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Accident: 201078516 - Employee Injures Finger In Conveyor Belt, Later Amputated

Accident: 201078516 -- Report ID: 0950632 -- Event Date: 10/29/2012
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31534701312/11/20128742United Parcel Service Inc Dba Ups
At approximately 7:00 p.m. on October 29, 2012, Employee #1, of UPS, was to repairing a conveyor belt after a package had been stuck while in operation. The employee stuck his hand in the conveyor to try to dislodge the package. Employee #1's ring finger met with the point of operation and he sustained a serious injury to his left ring finger. Employee #1 was taken to Palomar Medical Hospital, where his ring finger was amputation. The employee was later released.
Keywords: amputated, repair, finger, point of operation, conveyor, conveyor belt, hand
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 315347013 Hospitalized injury Amputation Traffic, shipping and receiving clerks

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