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Accident: 94715.015 - Employee Amputates Finger In Running Belt And Pulley While U

Accident: 94715.015 -- Report ID: 0355112 -- Event Date: 04/05/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1224922.01504/13/2017Sims Metal Management
At approximately 10:00 a.m. on April 5, 2017, Employee #1 was unjamming a convey or. The conveyor was not locked out or tagged out. Residual energy from the conv eyor released and Employee #1's left hand was pulled into a running nip point be tween the belt and pulley. The running belt and pulley amputated to the first di git of his left index finger. Employee #1 was transported to a medical center, w here he received treatment and was then hospitalized.
Keywords: amputated, amputation, belt, belt conveyor, caught in, finger, lockout/tagout
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature
1 1224922.015 36 M Hospitalized injury

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