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Accident: 147075.015 - Employee Fractures Arm While Performing Repairs To Laundry M

Accident: 147075.015 -- Report ID: 0111500 -- Event Date: 12/31/2021
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1573238.01501/14/2022Imagefirst Healthcare Laundry Specialist, Llc
At 11:45 a.m. on December 1, 2021, an employee was performing repairs on a comme rcial laundry machine. The machine is equipped with a drop table with a vinyl be lt that catches garments from overhead slings and distributes the garments for f olding. The employee and Coworker #1 and Coworker #2, attempted to fix a broken belt instead of waiting for maintenance to fix it. As Coworker #1 was trying to roll the belt onto the roller, Coworker #2 was using the controls to wind the b elt up while the employee held the belt onto the roller. The employee caught his arm between the roller and the equipment causing a fracture to his forearm and requiring hospitalization.
Keywords: arm, belt, broken bone, catch point, caught in, equipment operator, forearm, fracture, maintenance, misjudgement, misjudgement of hazardous situation, power roller, repair, unauthorized
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1573238.015 42 F Hospitalized injury Production samplers and weighers

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