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Accident: 201090198 - Employee'S Hand Injured When Caught In Harvester Conveyor

Accident: 201090198 -- Report ID: 0950645 -- Event Date: 08/19/1996
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12620643209/16/19960722Basic Vegetable Products
On August 19, 1996, Employee #1, of Basic Vegetable Products, was driving an onion harvester in field #1362. He noticed that grass had built up on the rear conveyor chain, so he stopped the harvester and dismounted without disengaging the drive machine that operates the belts and conveyors. Employee #1 climbed to the top of the rear of the harvester and began removing grass from the moving conveyor chain. He was standing atop a work platform guardrail and was starting to climb down when he slipped. Employee #1 tried to stabilize himself, but his left hand became caught in the conveyor, resulting in serious lacerations and amputation of a finger. Employee #1 stated that he had been trained to shut off the conveyor before removing debris. Caution stickers were mounted in the area.
Keywords: amputated, guardrail, agriculture, work rules, cleaning, slip, caught by, harvester, conveyor, unstable position
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 126206432 Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Farm workers

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