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Accident: 14400386 - Arms Caught And Amputated In Machine Rollers

Accident: 14400386 -- Report ID: 0626300 -- Event Date: 09/16/1986
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10074116409/16/19862064Pecan Delux Candy Company, Inc.
EMPLOYEE #1 WAS CLEANING A CANDY CRUSHING MACHINE. THE MACHINE WAS LEFT RUNNING TO EASE THE TASK OF CLEANING. THE EMPLOYEE'S LEFT HAND WAS CAUGHT BY THE ROTATING ROLLERS. WHEN HE ATTEMPTED TO EXTRICATE HIS LEFT HAND WITH HIS RIGHT, BOTH WERE DRAWN INTO THE MACHINE. BOTH ARMS WERE AMPUTATED ABOVE THE ELBOW.
Keywords: amputated, guard, cleaning, lockout, roller--mach/part, arm, hand
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 100741164 Hospitalized injury Amputation Miscelaneous food preparation occupations

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