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Accident: 170048599 - Employee'S Arm And Wrist Fractured In Washing Machine

Accident: 170048599 -- Report ID: 0950621 -- Event Date: 07/01/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11187786607/09/19912521Ca Prison Industry Authority
At approximately 11:30 a.m. on July 1, 1991, Employee #1 was using a Troy centrifugal extractor, serial #2A-22153, basket speed 1,000 rpm, to wash coveralls for the maintenance department. While the load was spinning, he reached into the basket. Employee #1's left arm became entangled in the spinning clothes, fracturing his forearm and wrist. Employee #1 was transported to UC-Davis Medical Center in Sacramento, CA, where he was admitted for treatment.
Keywords: clothing, fracture, work rules, cleaning, arm, entangled, washing machine, wrist
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 111877866 Hospitalized injury Fracture Miscellaneous machine operators, n.e.c.

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