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Accident: 14273106 - Employee Drawn Into And Killed In Paper Shredder

Accident: 14273106 -- Report ID: 0111100 -- Event Date: 08/09/1988
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1806305708/09/19885093Great Northern Recycling
Employee #1 was working 3 ft in front of an unguarded 3 ft by 5 ft opening leading to a revolving (1,770 rpm) paper shredder. The revolving auger was 3 ft inside the opening. Employee #1 was removing foreign objects such as metal wire, string and plastic from bundled scrap newspaper and throwing the bundles into the shredder. Apparently, a long piece of baling wire became entangled in the revolving auger and around the employee's leg. Employee #1 was drawn into the auger and suffered partial amputation of his left foot and leg and all body tissue from his groin to his navel was completely severed. Employee #1 died from his injuries.
Keywords: severed, amputated, paper shredder, wire rope, torso, auger, entangled, foot, leg
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 18063057 Fatality Cut/Laceration Occupation not reported

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