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Accident: 109017.015 - Employee Lacerates Wrist And Forearm From Ice Saw

Accident: 109017.015 -- Report ID: 0552652 -- Event Date: 09/01/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1344267.01509/11/2018Continental Carbonic Products Inc
At 8:00 a.m. on September 1, 2018, Employee #1 was assisting the block line in end of shift clean-up and attempted to remove a chunk of dry ice from the gang saw. The machine was shut down via the E-Stop, but unpowered saw blades (6) continued to rotate due to residual kinetic energy. The employee activated the 2-handed controls which raised the pneumatic controlled guard and allowed access to the blades. The employee suffered lacerations to the left wrist and forearm, and significant tendon & muscle damage, which required surgery. The employee was hospitalized.
Keywords: saw, lockout/tagout, laceration, guard, forearm, tendon, wrist, blade
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1344267.015 21 M Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Sawing machine operators

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