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Accident: 14497267 - Employee Killed When Caught By Sprocket And Chain

Accident: 14497267 -- Report ID: 0627100 -- Event Date: 11/07/1992
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10770431411/09/19920724Good Luck Co-Op Gin
Employee #1 was in the cotton seed delint room in the basement of a gin, making sure that the vents on the cyclone pipe stayed free of lint, thus keeping the delint and seed cleaner from overheating. After cleaning the delint pipe, Employee #1 crossed over to the other side of the delint machine. His back was to the unguarded sprocket and chain that operated the delinter. When Employee #1 backed too close to the machine, the clothing on his right arm became caught and his arm pulled him into the sprocket. He sustained severe lacerations to his right arm, right shoulder, collar bone, and the right side of his neck and chest. When the warning light came on the main console at the gin station, Employee #1 was found by a coworker caught in the sprocket and chain. Employee #1 was pronounced dead at the scene by the county coroner.
Keywords: clothing, agriculture, cleaning, caught by, cotton gin, laceration, neck, sprocket, arm, unguarded
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 107704314 Fatality Cut/Laceration Occupation not reported

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