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Accident: 132191.015 - Employee Is Crushed When Pulled Into Recoiler, Later Dies

Accident: 132191.015 -- Report ID: 0522500 -- Event Date: 01/05/2021
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1508844.01501/06/2021Champion Strapping Products, Inc.
At 2:30 p.m. on January 5, 2021, an employee was operating a steel strapping lin e with an uncoiler, wax machine, slitter and recoiler. The employee attempted to place a piece of folded paper by hand into the recoiler to create volume within the coil while it was running. The employee's right hand/arm was pulled into th e recoiler's ingoing nip point where the steel met the rotating coil, causing th e employee to be pulled over the top and under the recoiler. The employee was tr apped and later died at the hospital. The employee received crushing injuries to the arm, head and chest.
Keywords: arm, caught by, caught in, chest, crushed, crushing, equipment operator, hand, head, nip point, operator, roller--mach/part, rotating shaft, steel
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1508844.015 38 M Fatality Machine operators, not specified

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