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Accident: 201100344 - Employee'S Fingertip Amputated In Pulley Drive

Accident: 201100344 -- Report ID: 0950623 -- Event Date: 06/12/1997
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12566581007/16/19972086Castle Rock Spring Water
Employee #1 was a maintenance worker for a company that bottled spring water for wholesale and retail use. She noticed a plastic bottle going through the line in an incorrect position and she reached in to straighten it. Employee #1's left index finger became caught by the V-belt drive and was pulled into the pulley, amputating the tip. She was able to reach into the machine because a guard that covered a V-belt and pulley drive had been removed.
Keywords: amputated, finger, work rules, caught by, v-belt, nip point, pulley, unguarded
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 125665810 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Not specified mechanics and repairers

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