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Accident: 170133607 - Employee'S Hand Seriously Injured In Sanding Belt

Accident: 170133607 -- Report ID: 1054118 -- Event Date: 03/23/1994
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12478431503/23/19942511Hagen Enterprises Of Oregon Inc
Shortly after 7:00 a.m. on March 22, 1994, Employee #1, of Hagen Enterprises, Inc., was using a 24 in. belt sander to sand some pieces of wood parts. When he was finished, he decided to clean the built-up pitch residue and other debris from the sanding belt at the outfeed side while the sander was still in the operating mode. The outfeed section was not guarded and all moving parts were exposed. As Employee #1 cleaned the rollers and belt with a rag, his glove was pulled into the rollers. He was hospitalized with a serious injury to his left hand.
Keywords: sanding machine, ppe, work rules, cleaning, lockout, hand, unguarded
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 124784315 Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Miscellaneous woodworking machine operators

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