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Accident: 201620192 - Employee Suffers Partial Amputaton Of Finger

Accident: 201620192 -- Report ID: 1054116 -- Event Date: 08/12/1997
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30122449908/21/19975211Hilton Trucking & Supply Co Inc
At approximately 9:30 a.m. on August 12, 1997, Employee #1 was greasing the motors and rollers on a conveyor. Employee #1 noticed the tension-idler roller located on the bottom of the 12-in.-wide upper conveyor was not taking grease. Employee #1 went to the control panel area and turn on the conveyors he was servicing, assuming that the rollers would take the grease if they were running. Employee #1 returned to the conveyor area and resumed the greasing. Employee #1 was standing near the upper 12-in. conveyor and lost his balance. Employee #1 placed his left hand in the path of an unguarded "V" belt drive used to supply power to the 12-in.-wide bark conveyor in an attempt to regain his balance. Employee #1's hand entered the "V" path on the pulley and his hand was wrapped around the pulley drive causing lacerations, bruising and partial amputation of one finger. He extricated his and was taken to the hospital.
Keywords: amputated, belt, finger, belt conveyor, roller--mach/part, laceration, conveyor, pulley, hand, contusion
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 301224499 Hospitalized injury Amputation Occupation not reported

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