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Accident: 115151.015 - Employee Is Struck Against Conveyor And Fractures Foot

Accident: 115151.015 -- Report ID: 0950612 -- Event Date: 04/04/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1377145.01502/07/2019Miller Recycling Inc
At approximately 2:45 p.m. on April 4, 2019, Employee # 1 was standing at the ed ge of a floor opening, which contained a moving powered conveyor belt, running b elow scrap metals at the bottom of the opening. He became caught in a moving co nveyor belt running at the bottom of a floor opening containing scrap aluminum. Employee # 1 noticed that a piece of iron made it into the materials pit with t he scrap aluminum. Employee # 1 jumped into the floor opening to remove the iron material before the scrap was fed up to the baler. When he jumped into the scra p material in the floor opening, his left foot became entangled in and dragged b y the belt. The operator, coworker # 1 heard a scream and shut the conveyor off. Employee # 1 suffered a broken foot. He was hospitalized, in excess of 24-hours and underwent three surgical procedures to rebuild his left foot. The Division was notified of the accident on April 4, 2019 at approximately 4:52 p.m.. The D ivision arrived on site on April 5, 2019. The Division met with coworker #2. He stated that Employee # 1 was adding materials to a floor opening that contained a moving, powered, running conveyor belt.
Keywords: belt conveyor, conveyor, conveyor belt, dragged, floor opening, foot, fracture, iron, scrap metal, struck against, struck by
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1377145.015 35 M Hospitalized injury Laborers, except construction

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