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Accident: 104063.015 - Employee Is Killed When Caught Between Cross Bar And Sprocke

Accident: 104063.015 -- Report ID: 0214200 -- Event Date: 03/21/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1303481.01503/21/2018Plainview Growers, Inc.
At 7:30 a.m. on March 21, 2018, Employee #1 was moving orchid trays onto an inclined Hawe tray mover conveyor that carried the trays from one greenhouse to another. During operation, the first tray came off of its track and Employee #1 stepped inside of the conveyor to pick up the tray and put it back on the track. The conveyor started up when the electric eye did not see the side of the tray, and Employee #1 became caught between the moving cross bar of the conveyor and the sprocket wheel at the end of the conveyor. Employee #1 was killed, having suffered crushing injuries of his chest and abdomen, a fractured thoracic spine, and a complete abdominal aortic artery laceration.
Keywords: abdomen, lockout, laceration, fracture, crushed, crossarm, conveyor, chest, artery, wheel, sprocket, spine
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1303481.015 29 F Fatality Asphyxia Laborers, except construction

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