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Accident: 112971.015 - Employee Is Struck By Falling Pulley And Laundry Bundle And

Accident: 112971.015 -- Report ID: 0352430 -- Event Date: 08/01/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1334928.01508/01/2018Crothall Laundry Services, Inc.
At 3:00 p.m. on August 1, 2018, Employee #1 was feeding washed hospital bedding into an industrial ironing machine. Bundles of laundry were moved by an overhead conveyor system and brought to the ironing stations. The laundry was dropped fr om approximately 17 feet above the ground, into a bin for the machine operators to place into the ironing machines. Two of the bundles were in line together, an d one pushed the other off of the track. The bundle and the 13 pound pulley hold ing it on the conveyor system came off of the conveyor and fell, striking the em ployee in the back of the head and neck. The employee was not provided with head protection to prevent being struck in the head from the laundry and miscellaneo us equipment on the conveyor system. Employee #1 was hospitalized for his injuri es.
Keywords: conveyor, falling object, head, ironing machine, neck, overhead protection, ppe, pulley, struck by
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1334928.015 48 F Hospitalized injury Machine operators, not specified

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