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Accident: 14264444 - Employee Dies After Being Struck By Fluffer Blades

Accident: 14264444 -- Report ID: 0950411 -- Event Date: 08/08/1989
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10819548808/10/19892899United Fibers
At approximately 9:00 a.m. on August 8, 1989, Employee #1, a night clean-up and maintenance worker, was inside the fluffer, where paper materials are shredded. He was removing material from the blades of the fluffer when the machine was activated and the blades began to rotate. The machine was shut down immediately, but Employee #1 had been struck numerous times on the chest. He suffered massive head injuries and was transferred to Scottsdale Memorial Hospital. Employee #1 later died from injuries sustained in the accident.
Keywords: chest, head, maintenance, paper shredder, work rules, cleaning, lockout, struck by, blade
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 108195488 Fatality Fracture Machinery maintenance occupations

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