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Accident: 93688.015 - Supervisor Checking Drive Belt Sustains Finger Amputation

Accident: 93688.015 -- Report ID: 0316400 -- Event Date: 03/01/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1215292.01503/07/2017Huntington Alloys Corporation
At 3:00 a.m. on March 1, 2017, Employee #1, a supervisor employed by a nickel al loys manufacturer, was checking an unguarded drive belt on a conveyor shaker to visually assure that the belt was moving. The drive belt was in a low area, and the supervisor was on his knees. As the supervisor brushed a piece of scrap me tal off his knee, he lost his balance and fell forward into the unguarded drive belt. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was transported to the ho spital. He was admitted and treated for the partial amputation of a fingertip a nd the fracture of the finger.
Keywords: amputation, belt, belt conveyor, caught in, drive shaft, finger, fracture, lost balance, machine guarding, unguarded
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1215292.015 33 M Non Hospitalized injury Supervisors, n.e.c.

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