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Accident: 118426.015 - Employee Amputates Arm And Fingers When Caught In Rotating P

Accident: 118426.015 -- Report ID: 0524700 -- Event Date: 07/23/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1419279.01507/30/2019Nox Us, Llc
At 1:30 p.m. on July 23, 2019, an employee was working with two coworkers unjamm ing material that had wrapped around rubber lamination rollers. A malfunction in the process had caused a layer of the flooring material to be removed and cause d the sticky midlayer to wrap around a rubber roller. The employee and two cowor kers responded to line alarms and accessed the area under the lamination rollers where the material wrapped up which was in in immediate proximity to the rotati ng parts. The employee and two coworkers all used their hands and knives to unj am the material from the rollers without locking out the machine first. During t his process, the employee caught his right arm in between the rotating parts and used his other hand trying to pull his arm out. The employee incurred crushing injuries and burns to his lower right arm resulting in his lower right arm and a ll the fingers on his left hand being amputated. The employee was hospitalized for treatment.
Keywords: adhesive, amputated, amputation, arm, burn, caught by, caught in, conveyor, crushed, energized, finger, flooring , hand, hand tool, jammed, lack of work procedures, lockout, lockout/tagout, malfunction, pinched, plastic
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1419279.015 40 F Hospitalized injury Laborers, except construction

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