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Accident: 201154127 - Employee Suffers Thumb Amputation

Accident: 201154127 -- Report ID: 0950633 -- Event Date: 10/25/2000
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12596466812/01/20002261Paradise Textile Corp.
At approximately 6:40 p.m. on October 25, 2000, Employee #1 was working on an Auxiliary Unit (Bianco) for a Slitter Machine (Sun Super Number 3 Dryer) in the finishing department to repair the unit. Employee #1 turned the power off and made adjustment on air pressure and reset the fuses. Employee #1 turned the power on to check the speed and noticed that the speed was too high. As Employee #1 turned around to go to the other side of the machine to change the speed, his left thumb got caught in the unguarded V-belt and pulley drive resulting in the amputation of his thumb. Employee #1 was hospitalized for two days.
Keywords: amputated, thumb, v-belt, pulley, unguarded
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 125964668 Hospitalized injury Amputation Helpers, mechanics and repairers

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