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Accident: 119867.015 - Employee Catches Hand In Conveyor, Suffers Hand Avulsion

Accident: 119867.015 -- Report ID: 0950624 -- Event Date: 03/16/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1391714.01503/28/2019Diamond Pet Foods
At 2:50 a.m. on March 16, 2019, an employee relieved a coworker for a break and as she took over a bagging line, she noticed a broken bag of pet food had made t he inclined conveyor greasy. She used the available spray and wiped the conveyor and to clean off the grease from the belt and the roller while the conveyor was still running. While cleaning, her right hand was caught and was pulled in betw een the belt and the conveyor. The employee suffered a deep skin avulsion to her right hand, requiring medical treatment. Hospitalization was not required.
Keywords: avulsion, belt conveyor, caught between, caught by, caught in, cleaning, conveyor, conveyor belt, energized, guard, hand, injury illness prevention program, laceration, lockout, lockout/tagout, machine guarding, pinc
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1391714.015 59 F Non Hospitalized injury Operating engineers

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