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Accident: 202478202 - Employee'S Fingers Are Amputated In Chain And Sprocket

Accident: 202478202 -- Report ID: 0950636 -- Event Date: 02/22/2012
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31266979903/19/20122653Orange County Container Group
At approximately 11:00 p.m. on February 22, 2012, Employee #1, with Orange County Container (a corrugated container manufacturer), was repairing a line conveyor that was energized. He directed the machine operator to activate the machine. Employee #1's left hand was pulled into the chain and sprocket, amputating three of his fingers. He went directly his supervisor, who took him to US Health Works for treatment. Employee #1 stated he was leaning over and did not realize his left hand was near the chain drive. The employer failed to ensure that the employee de-energized the machine prior to the repair.
Keywords: chain, amputated, repair, finger, lockout, point of operation, sprocket, nip point
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 312669799 Hospitalized injury Amputation Occupation not reported

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