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Accident: 14444012 - Employee Killed When Caught Between Belt And Roller

Accident: 14444012 -- Report ID: 0355116 -- Event Date: 08/27/1986
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1738411608/27/19863273Augusta Block, Inc.
EMPLOYEE #1, A FRONT-END LOADER OPERATOR, WAS ASSIGNED THE JOB OF DUMPING GRIT INTO A HOPPER AND INSURING THAT IT FLOWED PROPERLY THROUGH THE SHUTE, THEN ONTO THE LOWER AND UPPER CONVEYOR BELTS AND INTO THE MIXER. FOR SOME REASON HE DISMOUNTED THE LOADER AND WALKED DOWN TO THE LOWER END OF THE LOWER CONVEYOR, WHERE HE BECAME CAUGHT IN THE IN RUNNING NIP POINT WHERE THE 17 INCH WIDE RUBBER CONVEYOR BELT ROLLS OVER A 12 INCH DIAMETER IDLER. THE NIP POINT WAS UNGUARDED. HE DIED OF A CRUSHED SKULL.
Keywords: work rules, roller--mach/part, crushed, skull, nip point, conveyor belt, unguarded
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 17384116 Fatality Concussion Mixing and blending machine operators

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