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Accident: 122756.015 - Employee Fractures Arm When Pulled Into Convyor System

Accident: 122756.015 -- Report ID: 0950614 -- Event Date: 07/23/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1420284.01508/02/2019Fedex Express

At 5:39 a.m. on July 23, 2019, an employee was off loading sacks of mail from a conveyor belt when his shirt got caught on a mail bag's zip tie. As a result, th e employee's arm was pulled through an 1.5 inch square opening between the tail pulley conveyor belt drum guard and the chassis of the belt loader. A coworker activated the E-Stop and put the conveyor in reverse releasing the employee's arm. The employee's right forearm was seriously injured including incurring radi us and ulna fractures, and he required hospitalization.

Keywords: arm, belt conveyor, catch point, caught by, caught in, conveyor, conveyor belt, drum, emergency stop, engineering controls, fracture, guard, lack of engineering controls, loading, machine guarding, material handling

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1420284.015 22 M Non Hospitalized injury Laborers, except construction

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