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Accident: 14371488 - Crushed In Conveyor

Accident: 14371488 -- Report ID: 0522000 -- Event Date: 09/14/1984
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
194281209/14/19843585General Motors Corp Harrison Radiator Div
ON SEPTEMBER 14, 1984, AT APPROXIMATELY 7:10 AM, EMPLOYEE #1 CLIMBED INTO THE HOUSING OF THE NUMBER 11 DRAG CHAIN CONVEYOR, LOCATED OVERHEAD ON THE MAIN FLOOR OF THE POWERHOUSE. THE ELECTRICAL POWER DISCONNECT FOR THIS CONVEYOR WAS NOT LOCKED OUT AND TAGGED. THE CONVEYOR WAS SOMEHOW ACTIVATED, ALLOWING A DRAG BUCKET TO MOVE. THE DRAG BUCKET CAUGHT THE EMPLOYEE IN THE UPPER BACK AREA, PULLING HIM AGAINST THE STATIONARY HOUSING AND OVER THE SPROCKET END OF THE CONVEYOR.
Keywords: drag chain conveyor, lockout, crushed, conveyor, sprocket, disconnecting means
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1942812 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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