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Accident: 201202991 - Employee Is Injured When Caught In Chain Sprocket

Accident: 201202991 -- Report ID: 1054114 -- Event Date: 03/26/2005
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30803789403/24/20057363Personnel Source Inc

At approximately 2:15 p.m. on March 26, 2005, Employee #1, a dryer feeder on the Number 2 dryer, heard veneer plugging or being mislaid onto the tray system. Employee #1 left the feed platform and walked around to the west side of the feed trays, while the other dryer feeder continued to place veneer into the feed rolls. Employee #1 saw wood veneer piled up under the feed roll and reached in to unplug the tray system. Employee #1's sweater and left arm were caught in the feed drive chain and sprocket. Employee #1 pulled his arm free and walked to the north end of dryer and called for help. Employee #1 suffered lacerations and was hospitalized overnight.

Keywords: chain, clothing, caught by, jammed, laceration, sprocket, arm

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 308037894 Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Miscellaneous woodworking machine operators

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