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Accident: 672667 - Finger Amputated By Chain Of Conveyor

Accident: 672667 -- Report ID: 0751910 -- Event Date: 08/04/1986
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10192769708/04/19862051Clear Lake Bakery Inc.
EMPLOYEE #1 STATED THAT THE CONVEYOR WAS BEING MOVED. AN AIRHOSE WAS CLOSE TO THE CONVEYOR. EMPLOYEE #1 BELIEVED THAT THE HOSE WAS GOING TO CATCH ON THE CONVEYOR, SO SHE REACHED OUT TO GRAB IT. HER HAND WENT INTO THE AREA OF THE CONVEYOR CHAIN AND THE LITTLE FINGER (ON HER LEFT HAND) WAS CAUGHT IN THE CHAIN AND AMPUTATED. THE CHAIN WAS LOCATED 36 INCHES ABOVE FLOOR LEVEL, AND WAS NOT TOTALLY ENCLOSED. A GUARD WAS INSTALLED THE DAY AFTER THE ACCIDENT.
Keywords: chain, amputated, finger, conveyor, unguarded
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 101927697 Hospitalized injury Amputation Laborers, except construction

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