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Accident: 142419.015 - Employee Is Crushed By Paper Roll When Safety Device Fails

Accident: 142419.015 -- Report ID: 0950624 -- Event Date: 12/30/2021
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1570785.01501/03/2022Qg Printing Ii Llc
At 2:35 p.m. on December 30, 2021, an employee was working at a splicing station at a large printing facility prepping a 1.5 ton industrial paper roll. The pape r rolls have to be spliced into existing paper at the printing machine. An ASTI Roll Handling System automated roller device brings fresh rolls up to the splici ng station. As the employee was prepping the roll he bent down to pick up a piec e of waste paper. The automatic eye should have triggered when he bent over, but it was not triggered and a fresh paper roll moved forwards crushing the employe e between it and the roll on the splicing station. The employee incurred broken ribs and damaged internal organs, requiring hospitalization.
Keywords: broken bone, caught between, chest, crushed, defect, defective, defective equipment, fracture, guard, lockout, lockout/tagout, machine guarding, machine operator, malfunction, material handling, mech malfunction, pap
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1570785.015 42 F Hospitalized injury Printing machine operators

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