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Accident: 98859.015 - Employee'S Finger Is Amputated When Caught In Belt And Pulle

Accident: 98859.015 -- Report ID: 0627500 -- Event Date: 09/07/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1262536.01509/08/2017Mohawk Industries Inc.
At 3:15 p.m. on September 7, 2017, Employee #1 was supervising the operation of the tile presses. The employee reached into the belt conveyor system to remove a piece of tile. His left index finger became caught in the belt and pulley, causing an amputation of his left finger at the first knuckle. Employee #1 was hospitalized for his injury.
Keywords: pulley, belt conveyor, finger, amputation, lockout, conveyor, caught in
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1262536.015 32 M Hospitalized injury Amputation Pressing machine operators

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