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Accident: 14194138 - Employee Cuts Finger On Sharp Edge Of Material Conveyor

Accident: 14194138 -- Report ID: 0352440 -- Event Date: 03/13/1986
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
280820203/24/19865112United Stationers Supply Company
Employee #1 lacerated his fifth finger while climbing down from a conveyor belt. The laceration required seven stitches. The conveyor belt was used to transport boxed stationary products for shipping. Employee #1 had cleared paper debris from a damaged container which was on the conveyor. The conveyor belt had dimensions of 30 inches wide by one eighth inch thick. The employer had written work procedures prohibiting the use of the conveyor as a walk way. Employee #1 stated that he had accessed the conveyor without the supervisor's knowledge to clear the system so he could proceed with work assignments. Employee #1 had worked for the employer for three months. The employer had a safety program which consisted of a safety committee, employee training, weekly safety meetings, and monthly safety inspections.
Keywords: clearance, belt, finger, cleaning, ladder, laceration, walking surface, conveyor, conveyor belt
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 2808202 Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Freight, stock and material handlers, n.e.c.

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