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Accident: 132402.015 - Employee Is Killed After Being Caught In Paper Machine And F

Accident: 132402.015 -- Report ID: 0627100 -- Event Date: 01/13/2021
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1510070.01501/14/2021Twin Rivers Paper Pine Bluff Llc
At 7:45 p.m. on January 13, 2021, an employee was working as a 5th hand employee on the paper machine as part a nine employee crew. The employee had just finish ed cleaning out the hole with Coworker #1 after a paper break had occurred. Cowo rker #1 went to the machine operator booth during the restart of the paper machi ne. Coworker #2, Coworker #3, Coworker #4, Coworker #5, Coworker #6, Coworker # 7 and Coworker #8 were returning to their stations after the paper break cleanup process. The employee went into the hole during the paper machine restart follo wing the cleanup. The employee was caught by the paper machine and fell into the basement and was killed. The employee's coworkers heard a loud noise and saw a hole in one of the felt rolls on the machine. Coworker #2 hit the emergency sto p and began looking the employee. Another coworker found the employee in the ba sement under a dryer. Coworkers #3 and Coworker #4 preserved the scene until the investigation could be performed.
Keywords: caught by, caught in, cleaning, crushed, emergency stop, energized, equipment operator, fall, lockout, lockout/tagout, machine guarding, machine operator, operating, operator, paper, paper binding machin, paper roll,
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature
1 1510070.015 33 M Fatality

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