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Accident: 142541.015 - Employee Fractures Arm When Pulled Into Machine Bypassing Gu

Accident: 142541.015 -- Report ID: 0317900 -- Event Date: 12/29/2021
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1571279.01501/06/2022Packers Sanitation Services, Inc., Ltd. (Llc)
At 7:30 p.m. on December 29, 2021, an employee was conducting some dry pickup in an area surrounding a PA-Line 5 Infeed Conveyor for the Cryovac. The employee n oticed a plastic bag inside a drive belt and she removed the guard to the infeed conveyor to retrieve the bag. This was not part of the employee's normal cleani ng procedures. As the employee reached in to remove the bag, the machine started up and pulled her arm into the gear and pully. The employee fractured her lowe r arm and required hospitalization.
Keywords: arm, bypass, bypass guard, catch point, caught in, cleaning, conveyor, crushed, debris, fracture, gear, janitor, lockout, lockout/tagout, pulled in, pulley, reaching, training, unauthorized
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1571279.015 39 F Hospitalized injury Supervisors, cleaning and building service workers

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