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Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 672584 Event: 04/14/1987Employee'S Fingertip Amputated By Belt And Pulley
Employee #1 was working maintenance on the third shift and was assigned to clear a clogged centrifugal screener. He shut the machine off at the main box, walked approximately 25 ft to the machine, and crawled on the floor on his back to reach under the power transmission electric motor. Apparently, the motor was still coasting and his ring finger became caught in the belt and drive pulley. The guards were not removed but were extended to within 8 to 10 in. from the floor. It was difficult for Employee #1 to reach the belts.
Keywords: maintenance, amputated, belt, finger, caught by, pulley
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 104196159 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Machinery maintenance occupations
2 104196159 Non Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Machinery maintenance occupations
3 104196159 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Machinery maintenance occupations

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