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Accident: 171045867 - Employee Injured When Coat Caught By Rotating Fan Shaft

Accident: 171045867 -- Report ID: 1054113 -- Event Date: 02/01/1998
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12673496102/02/19982499Georgia Pacific Corporation

At approximately 10:51 a.m. on February 1, 1998, Employee #1 was in the ventilation fan room for the firing deck at a lumber mill. His coat somehow became caught by the 2 in. wide by 15 in. long rotating horizontal fan shaft, and started pulling him toward the fan. Employee #1 was able to get free but sustained fractured ribs, a punctured lung, and a fractured skull. The ventilation fan shaft was not guarded.

Keywords: clothing, fracture, lung, fan, rotating shaft, work rules, caught by, skull, rib, unguarded

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 126734961 Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Occupation not reported

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