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Accident: 99314.015 - Employee Amputates Arm When Caught In A Conveyor Nip Point

Accident: 99314.015 -- Report ID: 0112000 -- Event Date: 09/22/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1266458.01509/26/2017Elg Utica Alloys (Hartford), Inc.
At 8:45 p.m. on September 22, 2017, Employee #1 was standing at the start end of an inclined feed conveyor, placing scrap metal on the belt to be transported to a fragmentizer. A fragment of scrap metal came down the bottom of the conveyor and lodged in the in-running nip point of the belt and head pulley. The employee attempted to pull the material out, but his glove became caught in the nip point. Employee #1's lower left arm was pulled off. He was hospitalized for the injury.
Keywords: pulley, nip point, jammed, machine guarding, lockout/tagout, glove, conveyor belt, caught in
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1266458.015 52 M Hospitalized injury Amputation Machine feeders and offbearers

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