Accident Report Detail
Accident Summary Nr: 14250971 - Employee Killed When Pulled Into Machine And Crushed
|Inspection Nr||Date Opened||SIC||NAICS||Establishment Name|
|18570614||11/30/1988||2281||0||Fieldcrest Cannon, Inc.- Karastan Spinning|
Abstract: At approximately 9:00 p.m. on November 28, 1988, Employee #1 was cleaning excess wool from a Proctor Schwartz wool drying machine before changing wool samples. The machine is used to dry raw wool after it is dyed. Employee #1 cleaned the spiked apron and the continuous extractor to keep wool colors and lots from mixing. While the machine was running, Employee #1 entered a 41 in. deep pit and tried to clean the wool from under the machine using a T-shaped tool. Employee #1 was caught by the machine's spiked teeth, which pulled him into the machine and crushed his arm, part of his chest, and part of his head. Employee #1 was killed.
|Employee #||Inspection Nr||Age||Sex||Degree||Nature of Injury||Occupation|
|1||18570614||Fatality||Asphyxia||Miscellaneous textile machine operators|