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Accident: 201497153 - Employee'S Finger Is Amputaed When Caught In Conveyor Pulley

Accident: 201497153 -- Report ID: 0950625 -- Event Date: 09/19/2012
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31672021810/05/20120723Sun Maid Growers Of Ca
At approximately 5:30 a.m. on September 19, 2012, Employee #1, from Sun Maid Growers, was conducting repairs on a conveyor. The employee was repairing a pulley and belt on a carton-discharge conveyor using a center punch. The rotation of the pulley caught the center punch, and also caught the employee's left index finger, and pulled it into the machine. The employee was transported to Selma Hospital, where his index finger was amputated. Employee #1 remains hospitalized.
Keywords: repair, belt, finger, caught by, conveyor, pulley, punch press
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 316720218 Hospitalized injury Amputation Specified mechanics and repairers

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