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Accident: 201495173 - Employee'S Fingers Are Amputated In Belt System

Accident: 201495173 -- Report ID: 0950625 -- Event Date: 03/05/2011
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31506979906/15/20110721Dierich Ag Spray
On March 5, 2011, Employee #1 was working in an almond orchard, spraying the crop. He was using the Air-O-Fan spray rig to start the spraying operation. He started the spray rig engine and went to the middle of the spray rig to engage the clutch for the spray pump. The drive V-belt system was not fully guarded, and he grabbed the upper housing of the guard to hold on for balance. While pulling the clutch lever to engage the spray system, his hand slipped off and his fingers got caught in the V-belt, amputating them. He was hospitalized for treatment.
Keywords: amputated, belt, agriculture, finger, clutch, caught by, spraying rig, hand, unguarded
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 315069799 Hospitalized injury Amputation Farm workers

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