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Accident: 93411.015 - Employee'S Hand Is Pulled Into Machine And Is Fractured And

Accident: 93411.015 -- Report ID: 0523400 -- Event Date: 02/10/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1212608.01502/21/2017Joy Global Inc.
At approximately 1:15 p.m. on February 10, 2017, Employee #1 was observing anoth er maintenance employee adjust components within a horizontal boring machine. Em ployee #1 decided to check the tension in the machines pulley and belt system a nd placed his right hand into the machine. The maintenance coworker then started the machine. Employee #1s right hand was caught by the pulley and belt system and pulled into the machine, which fractured and lacerated it. Employee #1 was t ransported to a medical center, where he underwent surgical procedures, which in cluded the placement of pins to repair the hand. He also received post-operative treatment and care, and was then hospitalized.
Keywords: boring machine, caught in, fracture, hand, laceration, lockout/tagout, machine guarding, struck by
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1212608.015 56 M Hospitalized injury Operations & systems researchers and analysts

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