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Accident: 100534.015 - Employee Suffers Multiple Injuries When Propelled From Conve

Accident: 100534.015 -- Report ID: 0950652 -- Event Date: 09/20/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1266756.01509/28/2017National Ready Mixed Concrete Co.
At 11:10 a.m. on September 20, 2017, Employee #1 identified damage to the convey or belting, and proceeded to have the conveyor shut down to remove a rock that w as wedged between the belting and the belt wiper. The employee pulled the discon nect switch down, believing to have shut off power to the conveyor, but did not move the switch completely to the off position. He did not attempt to apply a lo ckout mechanism to the switch, which would have ensured that the switch was off. Employee #1 climbed onto the conveyor to remove a rock that was wedged between the belting and the belt wiper. While he was on the conveyor near the head pulle y, the conveyor started automatically and propelled the employee into the rock c hute. He managed to avoid falling several feet by holding himself at the top of the chute until personnel were able to rescue him. Employee #1 was hospitalized for lacerations, contusions and fractured ribs sustained.
Keywords: belt conveyor, caught in, contusion, conveyor belt, ejected, fracture, laceration, lockout, rib
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1266756.015 63 M Hospitalized injury Machinery maintenance occupations

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