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Accident: 170052310 - Employee Injured When Arm Caught In Gears

Accident: 170052310 -- Report ID: 0950411 -- Event Date: 12/01/1990
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10819389712/03/19902673Stone Container Corporation (Bag Division)
At 7:15 p.m. on December 1, 1990, Employee #1 was operating machine #605, which makes 1/6 barrel grocery bags. The machine began dripping ink and she walked behind it to locate the leak. She opened the right side of the guard covering the gear and was leaning over the rollers when her T-shirt became entangled around one of the drive shafts. She grabbed her shirt to pull it out and her right hand was pulled in, trapping her lower arm in between the drive shaft and gear, and knocking her face against the oil drip. Employee #1 was transported to St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center, where she underwent surgery. She was released on December 4, 1990.
Keywords: clothing, maintenance, rotating shaft, work rules, caught by, arm, entangled, drive shaft, gear
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 108193897 Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Occupation not reported

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