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Accident: 202476206 - Employee'S Hand Is Crushed In Compactor

Accident: 202476206 -- Report ID: 0950636 -- Event Date: 07/31/2009
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31266210910/07/20092092Day-Lee Foods Inc

At approximately 3:45 p.m. on July 31, 2009, Employee #1, with Day- Lee Foods, Inc., was assisting a coworker by holding a sheet metal cover in place while it was tack-welded to the side of a trash compactor (Galbreath, Serial Number 13SCP2033). They failed to deenergize and tag out the trash compactor. A third worker, who was unaware of the welding job, started the trash compactor. Employee #1's right hand became caught in the moving compactor parts. He was hospitalized for lacerations and fractures.

Keywords: fracture, cover, caught by, welding, lockout, metal sheet, crushed, laceration, hand

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 312662109 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported

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