Powered by GoogleTranslate

Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Accident Report Detail

Accident: 14299051 - Employee'S Arm Severed When Caught Between Rollers

Accident: 14299051 -- Report ID: 0352410 -- Event Date: 05/09/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10442075705/09/19912421Cropper Bros Lumber Co., Inc.
Employee #1 regularly worked at the discharge end of a horizontal lumber conveyor. When his left jacket sleeve caught on the conveyor's raised metal lacing, Employee #1's arm became caught between the return roller of the conveyor and a freestanding live roller that prevented exiting lumber from remaining immobile and damaging the belt with its butt end. Employee #1 could not get his arm out from between the rollers, and as the conveyor continued to run, the raised metal lacing cut into his left arm, eventually severing it. Employee #1 was then able to free himself. A nearby coworker, who had been wearing hearing protection and could not hear the employee's cries for help, came to his aid shortly after the incident. Employee #1 was hospitalized for his injuries. The rotating rollers had not been guarded to prevent contact.
Keywords: clothing, severed, work rules, caught by, roller conveyor, roller--mach/part, caught between, arm, nip point, unguarded
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 104420757 Hospitalized injury Amputation Laborers, except construction

Thank You for Visiting Our Website

You are exiting the Department of Labor's Web server.

The Department of Labor does not endorse, takes no responsibility for, and exercises no control over the linked organization or its views, or contents, nor does it vouch for the accuracy or accessibility of the information contained on the destination server. The Department of Labor also cannot authorize the use of copyrighted materials contained in linked Web sites. Users must request such authorization from the sponsor of the linked Web site. Thank you for visiting our site. Please click the button below to continue.