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Accident: 14256291 - Employee Suffered Leg Fracture When Caught In Drag Conveyor

Accident: 14256291 -- Report ID: 0453710 -- Event Date: 04/27/1989
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1856348607/27/19892421Georgia Pacific, Bridgeton Veneer Plant
Employee #1 climbed to a work platform to close a chute door used to fill trailers with wood chips from a drag conveyor. The trailer being loaded was full but the chute door opening was jammed open. Once in position at the chute door, Employee #1 signaled Employee #2 to turn off the conveyor. Employee #2 did. Employee #1 removed an enclosure guard from around the drag chain pulley and stood on the chain to direct Employee #2 on the ground to turn off the top conveyor. Employee #2 misunderstood the directions and started the conveyor on which Employee #1 was standing. Employee #1's leg was caught in the conveyor drag bar and this resulted in fracture of the lower left leg with hospitalization and extended disability.
Keywords: drag chain conveyor, fracture, work platform
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 18563486 Hospitalized injury Fracture Metal plating machine operators

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