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Accident: 114702.015 - Employee'S Hand Is Crushed While Checking Moisture Level On

Accident: 114702.015 -- Report ID: 0521400 -- Event Date: 03/14/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1386785.01503/22/2019Th Foods, Inc.
At 2:30 p.m. on March 14, 2019, Employee # 1 was working on line 5 and was checking the moisture level on the belt. When she put her hand on the belt to check the moisture, close to the roller, her left hand became caught between the roller, the belt and a support bar underneath the belt. The roller and the support bar under the belt created a pinch point. Employee # 1's left hand was crushed causing an injury known as compartment syndrome. This injury required surgery and hospitalization.
Keywords: roller conveyor, pinched, caught between, crushed, nip point, hand, compartment, belt
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature
1 1386785.015 22 F Hospitalized injury Other

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