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Accident: 14456941 - Hair Entangled In Drive Shaft

Accident: 14456941 -- Report ID: 0854910 -- Event Date: 07/17/1986
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10210727307/18/19860252Bromley Farms Inc.
EMPLOYEE #1 WAS A SORTER ON AN EGG GRADING AND PACKING MACHINE. SHE BENT OVER TO RETRIEVE A CLEANING BUCKET WHICH HAD BEEN PLACED UNDER AN EGG CONVEYOR. SHE THEN STUCK HER HEAD INTO AN OPENING TO BE ABLE TO REACH FURTHER. AS SHE CAME OUT OF THE OPENING SHE TURNED HER HEAD SIDEWAYS, CAUSING HER HAIR, DONE IN A PONY TAIL, TO BECOME ENTANGLED IN A DRIVE SHAFT OPERATING INSIDE A CHANNEL IRON. SHE COULD HAVE USED A LONG-HANDLED SQUEEGY TO GET THE BUCKET, BUT DID NOT.
Keywords: hair, conveyor, entangled, drive shaft
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 102107273 Non Hospitalized injury Other Graders and sorters, agricultural products

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