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Accident: 14478143 - Hand & Arm Caught In Paper Winder Machine Nip Point

Accident: 14478143 -- Report ID: 0111100 -- Event Date: 11/19/1986
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10140095011/19/19862621Pejepscot Paper Co., Inc.
EMPLOYEE #1 WAS WINDING DOWN THE ROLL TO PREPARE FOR A SPLICE ON A PAPER MACHINE WINDER. THERE WERE NO WITNESSES, AND EMPLOYEE #1 DOES NOT REMEMBER WHAT HAPPENED, BUT IT CAN BE SPECULATED THAT HE REACHED OVER THE GUARD WHILE THE ROLL WAS STILL WINDING AND CAUGHT HIS LEFT ARM IN THE NIP POINT CREATED BY THE PAPER ROLL AND THE DRUM ROLL. HE HAD TO BE STANDING ON THE SLITTER BAR TO BE ABLE TO REACH OVER THE GUARD. THE INJURIES TO HIS LEFT ARM AND HAND REQUIRED EXTENSIVE SURGERY AND REHABILITATIVE THERAPY.
Keywords: guard, work rules, mech mat handling, arm, nip point, paper machine, hand
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 101400950 Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported

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