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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 201100740 - Employee Suffers Partial Amputation

Accident: 201100740 -- Report ID: 0950623 -- Event Date: 08/26/1998
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12567115601/14/19990173Fair Trade Corner
Employee #1, a field laborer, was pulling a chopper (mowing machine) to cut the grass in preparation to harvesting almonds. The chopper stopped cutting and Employee #1 stopped the tractor and got off to see why the chopper wasn't working. Employee #1 removed the guard covering the V-belt pulley drive to determine why the chopper was not turning. Employee #1 pushed down on the belts and nothing happened. Employee #1 then pulled up on the belts and his fingers were pulled through the pulley and V-belt drive. Employee #1 had left the tractor idling which allowed the PTO (power take off) to keep turning. This allowed power to be transmitted to the V- belt drive. Employee #1's right index finger was amputated by the V-belt and he was hospitalized.
Keywords: amputated, agriculture, finger, farm machinery, tractor, v-belt, pulley, power take-off
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 125671156 Hospitalized injury Amputation Farm workers

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