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Accident: 201089471 - Employee'S Finger Tip Amputated After Being Caught By Belt

Accident: 201089471 -- Report ID: 0950625 -- Event Date: 03/20/2007
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31082269709/07/20070173Ag Wise
At approximately 8:00 a.m. on March 20, 2007, Employee #1, an employee of Ag Wise Enterprises, Inc., was using a Vrisimo VariFlex offset mower (model #VF-1105) to mow the grass between tree rows in a company almond grove. He heard a noise from the back of the mower, coming from the multiple v-belt drive. He removed the guard and placed his hands onto a belt to test it for tightness while the machine was in operation. His gloved hand was grabbed by the belt and pulled between the v-belt and the pulley, pinching his finger tips. He was taken to Delano Regional Medical Center, where one of his finger tips was amputated
Keywords: amputated, agriculture, finger, work rules, equipment operator, caught by, lawn mower, v-belt, nip point, pulley
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 310822697 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Laborers, except construction

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