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Accident: 118531.015 - Employee Injures Back And Abdomen Between Machine Sections

Accident: 118531.015 -- Report ID: 0352450 -- Event Date: 06/19/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1409540.01506/20/2019Atlas Container Corporation

At 8:45 p.m. on June 19, 2019, an employee was in the process of making adjustme nts between two sections of a Midline 924 Flexo Folder Gluer, Corrugator and Pos t Folder/Gluer Machine. The machine requires adjustments between orders and the different sections of the machine can be opened and closed for access. Each mach ine section is approximately 4 feet high by 8 feet long and the employee was sta nding between two sections working. At this time a coworker was operating a fork lift loading piles of stock cardboard onto the conveyor that was filled to capac ity and located near the employee. As the coworker began to push a load of cardb oard onto the conveyor with a special pushing attachment connected to the forkli ft he pushed the conveyor against the machine and caused it to close in on the e mployee. The employee was hospitalized to treat back and abdominal contusions as a result.

Keywords: abdomen, adjust, back, caught between, contusion, conveyor, crushed, forklift, industrial truck, loading, lockout, lockout/tagout, machine operator, material handling, obstructed view, overloaded, powered industrial

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1409540.015 40 M Hospitalized injury Machine operators, not specified

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