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Accident: 202653713 - Mower Operator Injures Fingers While Working On Drive Belt

Accident: 202653713 -- Report ID: 0950612 -- Event Date: 06/26/2012
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31656280007/13/20120782James Nicholson Ent. Dba Dinsmore Landscape Co.
On June 26, 2012, an employee was working for a landscaping firm. He was operating a walk-behind commercial mower. A serpentine V-belt came loose on his machine, and he stopped to place the belt back on the several pulleys with which it came into contact. He removed the pulley guard and was pulling on the belt when it gave way. His hand was drawn into a steel V-belt pulley. The employee sustained one broken finger and one lacerated finger on his right hand.
Keywords: rotating parts, belt, guard, equipment operator, caught by, lockout, lawn mower, nip point, pulley, hand
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 316562800 Non Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported

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