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Accident: 201631835 - Employee Injured When Thumb Caught In V-Belt

Accident: 201631835 -- Report ID: 1054112 -- Event Date: 05/31/2001
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30461082706/05/20012021Larsens Creamery Inc
Employee #1 was assigned to shut off a squirrel cage fan unit in a newly acquired building. The control switch was located on the wall behind the fan unit. After reaching over the unit to flip the switch, Employee #1's thumb got caught in the unguarded V-belt drive of the fan causing a laceration to his thumb. Employee #1 was hospitalized.
Keywords: fan, thumb, laceration, v-belt, unguarded
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 304610827 Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Occupation not reported

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