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Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 117166.015 Event: 01/22/2019Employee Suffers Finger Amputation By Fan Belt And Pulley
At 1:15 p.m. on January 22, 2019, an employee and his coworker were engaged in d iagnostic testing of an air handling unit. The employee was instructed to rotate the fan with hand while the coworker was inside the unit listening to the movem ent of the fan. The employee was moving the fan by rotating the fan motor with t he palm of his hands when his finger was got caught between the fan belt and the pulley. The employee suffered a partial amputation of the right index finger. H ospitalization was not required.
Keywords: amputated, amputation, fan belt, finger, partial amputation, pulley
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1373819.015 Non Hospitalized injury Engineers, n.e.c.

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