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Accident: 115417.015 - Employee'S Arm Is Lacerated When Clothing Is Caught In An Ir

Accident: 115417.015 -- Report ID: 0524530 -- Event Date: 12/12/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1393575.01504/16/2019Crown Linen Service, Inc.

At 10:45 a.m. on December 18, 2018, an employee and a coworker were working insi de on the production floor, feeding sheets into a Hypro II Ironer #3. While feed ing sheets into the Hypro II Ironer #3, the employee's sweater became caught in the rotating shaft of the doffer roller, pulling the employee's left arm into th e rotating shaft. The employee sustained a deep laceration to the left arm that effected the nerves, tendons and veins. Factors that may have caused or contribu ted to the accident was a lack of guarding of the rotating shafts, loose fitting clothing and hanging bags of linens. The employee was hospitalized for treatme nt.

Keywords: arm, caught in, clothing, ironing machine, laceration, nerve damage, roller--mach/part, rotating shaft, tendon

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature
1 1393575.015 25 F Hospitalized injury

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