Accident Report Detail
Accident: 171017585 - Employee'S Arm Fractured In Chain And Sprocket Drive
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At approximately 7:00 a.m. on March 10, 1998, Employee #1 and two coworkers were unplugging the infeed of a veneer dryer. They removed the infeed guards and Employee #1 then reached between the moving chain and sprocket drive to straighten a piece of veneer. The sleeve of his shirt became caught and his arm was pulled into the sprocket, sustaining puncture wounds and a fractured elbow. The dryer was shut down and the drive chain had to be broken to extricate Employee #1. He was taken to the hospital in Roseburg, OR, and then transferred to Sacred Heart Hospital in Eugene.
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