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Accident: 201690708 - Employee Injures Arm In Machinery

Accident: 201690708 -- Report ID: 0950662 -- Event Date: 12/26/2001
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12598570512/31/20012086Bci C-C-B Co La Dba Coca Cola Bottling Co Of So Ca

On December 26, 2001, Employee #1, a maintenance mechanic with the Coca-Cola Bottling Co. of Southern California, was repairing a broken chain on a 1B "12 Pack" loader. His left arm was wrapped around the loader's hydraulic cylinder as he was attempting to release hydraulic pressure. The hydraulic line failed, sending the raised elevator table (approximately 14 in. above the frame and weighing several hundred pounds) downward, crushing his left arm against the metal frame. He was hospitalized with fractures of his left arm.

Keywords: chain, fracture, maintenance, hydraulic cylinder, crushed, arm, pressure release

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 125985705 Hospitalized injury Fracture Industrial machinery repairers

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