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Accident: 114789.015 - Employee Fractures Three Fingers And Sustains Nerve Damage A

Accident: 114789.015 -- Report ID: 0521100 -- Event Date: 03/22/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1388093.01503/26/2019Briess Industries Inc
At 4:00 a.m. on March 22, 2019, an employee was cleaning Bin #17 Discharge Auger located in IG 1 on the fourth floor and was approximately 6 feet above the work platform. The employee thought that he had turned the auger off at the main co ntrol on a lower level prior to cleaning it. The employee started to clean the auger when his hand was caught between it and the frame of the conveyor system. The employee fractured three fingers, two popped tendons, and nerve damage to h is right hand. The employee was hospitalized.
Keywords: auger, caught between, cleaning, finger, fracture, frame, hand, nerve damage, tendon
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1388093.015 46 M Hospitalized injury Machine operators, not specified

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