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Accident: 201100047 - Employee'S Thumb Amputated In V-Belt Of Conveyor

Accident: 201100047 -- Report ID: 0950623 -- Event Date: 07/17/1996
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12017425508/06/19962421Sierra Pacific Industries
Employee #1, a millwright working the swing shift for a large sawmill operator, was opening the guard on the V-belt pulley drive on a conveyor. As Employee #1 put his hand on the belt, an electrician moved the arm of a limit switch that started the V-belt drive motor. Employee #1's right hand thumb was amputated to the first joint. Neither the electrician nor Employee #1 locked out the controls to the motor before working on the piece of equipment.
Keywords: amputated, work rules, caught by, thumb, lockout, millwright, conveyor, v-belt, nip point, communication
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 120174255 Hospitalized injury Amputation Millwrights

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