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Accident: 712141 - Employee'S Foot And Leg Crushed In Conveyor Drive Spool

Accident: 712141 -- Report ID: 1054116 -- Event Date: 03/05/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10826211403/05/19912621International Paper Company

At approximately 6:00 a.m. on March 4, 1991, Employee #1 was cleaning the mud filter. The mud reclaim conveyor had loaded down to the stop point. The drive spool continued to turn inside the belt. To clean the drive spool, Employee #1 went to unplug the belt and remove its guard. Employee #1 was standing on the south side of the conveyor when the drive spool caught either his pant leg or boot lace and pulled it into the spool. His right foot was caught between the conveyor belt and the drive spool. The foot and ankle were crushed. He sustained many compound fractures of the tibia and fibula bones. The employee was transported to a hospital and is undergoing several surgeries to save his foot.

Keywords: clothing, fracture, cleaning, caught by, crushed, conveyor, ankle, foot, leg

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 108262114 Hospitalized injury Fracture Laborers, except construction

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