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Accident: 112138.015 - Employee Cleaning Shredder Belt Sustains Amputation Of Hand

Accident: 112138.015 -- Report ID: 0950621 -- Event Date: 10/30/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1360465.01511/14/2018Manpower Us Inc
At 2:00 p.m. on October 30, 2018, an employee was working for a temporary staffing agency. He had been assigned to work at a firm that engaged in shipping, warehousing, or packaging activities. He was unjamming the clogged shredder belt of a blower machine. The shredder belt was covered with sharp spikes. As he was cleaning the machine, by removing excess poly fibers that were clogging the shredder belt, the machine was energized. The employee's right hand came into contact with the rotating shredder belt. He sustained the amputation of his right hand. He was hospitalized.
Keywords: warehouse, belt, caught by, lockout/tagout, jammed, amputation, maintenance, hand, cleaning, amputated
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1360465.015 35 M Hospitalized injury Amputation Machine operators, not specified

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