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Accident: 99908.015 - Employee'S Finger Is Amputated When Caught In Pulley

Accident: 99908.015 -- Report ID: 0522000 -- Event Date: 10/16/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1270817.01510/17/2017Muth Lumber Company, Inc.
At 11:00 a.m. on October 16, 2017, Employee #1 and a coworker were stacking lumber on a conveyor. During work, the conveyor motor stalled. Employee #1 climbed under the conveyor on the stacker/trimmer to jump start the motor by hand. The employee told the coworker to shut down the conveyor, then restart on his mark. Employee #1 instructed the coworker to restart the conveyor while he had his hand on the pulley to assist it, but it did not start. After a second attempt, the motor started and pulled Employee #1's hand into the pulley, amputating his finger.
Keywords: pulley, amputation, hand, caught in, conveyor, finger
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature
1 1270817.015 40 M Non Hospitalized injury Amputation

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