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Accident: 779488 - Employee'S Arm Amputated When Caught In Conveyor

Accident: 779488 -- Report ID: 0953210 -- Event Date: 09/14/1988
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10461885509/19/19881611Helm'S Construction Co

Employee #1 was assigned to clean debris from under and around a conveyor tail pulley. The tail of his shirt became caught in the 9 in. diameter pulley and when he attempted to free himself, his right sleeve and wrist became caught. His right arm was first wrapped around the shaft twice and then severed 4 in. below the shoulder.

Keywords: clothing, severed, work rules, cleaning, caught by, construction, shaft, conveyor, arm, entangled

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 104618855 Hospitalized injury Amputation Construction laborers

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