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Accident: 170123947 - Employee Killed When Crushed Between Paper Rolls

Accident: 170123947 -- Report ID: 0454716 -- Event Date: 07/10/1998
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12732422607/11/19982621Willamette Industries Inc
An overhead crane was used to align a 16,000 lb full roll of paper with the drive mechanism. The crane overpowered the reel lock down system and caused the reel to eject from the saddle. Employee #1 became caught between the full roll of paper and a 2,600 lb empty paper reel. He suffered crushing injuries to his chest and was killed. The full reel had a worn journal that caused the misalignment with the drive mechanism.
Keywords: work rules, suspended load, paper roll, caught between, crushed, overhead crane, mech mat handling, mech malfunction
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 127324226 Fatality Bruise/Contus/Abras Machine operators, not specified

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