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Accident: 14202477 - Employee'S Arm Cut When A Large Piece Of Glass Breaks

Accident: 14202477 -- Report ID: 1054112 -- Event Date: 07/27/1987
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10520497807/27/19873442Viking Industries Inc

On June 27, 1987, Employee #1, who was a new employee, was going to be trained to be a hand glass cutter. Employee #1 was helping an experienced cutter and was transferring a 0.25-in. by 96- in. by 130- in. piece of glass in an upright position from a wooden case onto the tilt table. The glass broke and a piece of glass fell, cutting Employee #1's arm. Employee #1 sustained a large, approximately 3-in. laceration. The accident occurred in the cutting area of the Temperature Department of the Viking Industries, Inc. Employee #1 was a new employee still learning his job and had not been supplied with a pair of arm protectors or instructed in their use.

Keywords: protective clothing, laceration, fall, arm, untrained

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 105204978 Non Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Hand cutting and trimming occupations

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