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Accident: 14297592 - Hand Caught In Pinch Point Between Conveyor Roller And Belt

Accident: 14297592 -- Report ID: 0352420 -- Event Date: 10/21/1985
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
281401011/07/19855085Showerings Division Of Tetley Inc.
ON OCTOBER 21, 1985, EMPLOYEE #1 WAS PERFORMING HER REGULARLY ASSIGNED TASK OF PULLING CASES OF BEVERAGE FROM A 15 INCH WIDE, 60 FOOT LONG CONVEYOR TO CHECK FOR BROKEN BOTTLES. SHE WAS WEARING GLOVES, WHICH WAS CONTRARY TO COMPANY POLICY PERTAINING TO THIS TASK. EMPLOYEE #1 PLACED HER FINGERS UNDER A BOX TO LIFT IT OFF THE CONVEYOR. HER GLOVE BECAME CAUGHT IN THE ROLLERS, PULLING HER HAND INTO THE NIP POINT BETWEEN A ROLLER AND A 1/2 INCH BELT. THE ATTENDING PHYSICIAN RELEASED THE EMPLOYEE TO RETURN TO WORK TWO DAYS LATER. SHE SUSTAINED MINOR CUTS, ABRASIONS AND CONTUSIONS ON HER RIGHT HAND. COMPANY RECORDS INDICATE NO PREVIOUS SIMILAR INCIDENT. THE CONVEYOR IS NOT CONSIDERED A HAZARDOUS PIECE OF EQUIPMENT BY THE COMPANY. THERE WERE NO APPARENT VIOLATION OF STANDARDS.
Keywords: belt, roller--mach/part, laceration, abrasion, conveyor, nip point, hand, contusion
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 2814010 Non Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Laborers, except construction

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