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Accident: 14566426 - Employee Injured While Unclogging Conveyor

Accident: 14566426 -- Report ID: 0950411 -- Event Date: 01/13/1986
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1461119801/13/19865141National Grocery Co
EMPLOYEE #1 WAS INSIDE THE HOGGER/CONVEYOR ASSEMBLY ATTEMPTING TO UNCLOG THE CONVEYOR BELT. THE FOREMAN STARTED THE CONVEYOR WHILE EMPLOYEE #1 WAS INSIDE. EMPLOYEE #1 WAS CAUGHT BY THE CONVEYOR BELT AND DRAWN THROUGH A RESTRICTED OPENING. HE RECEIVED CRUSHING-TYPE INJURIES. THE MACHINE WAS BEING MODIFIED AT THE TIME OF THE ACCIDENT AND HAD BEEN TEMPORARILY WIRED SO THAT IT COULD BE STARTED BY A SINGLE SWITCH. NORMALLY THE CONVEYOR BELTS ON THIS MACHINE ARE CONTROLLED BY 3 SWITCHES.
Keywords: maintenance, work rules, lockout, clogged, conveyor, mech mat handling, conveyor belt
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 14611198 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported

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