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Accident: 170153043 - Employee'S Arm Injured When Caught In Sweeper Belt Drive

Accident: 170153043 -- Report ID: 0950641 -- Event Date: 11/14/1990
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11211205711/19/19906531La City Public Works - Street Maintenance
At approximately 7:15 a.m. on November 14, 1990, Employee #1, of the Los Angeles Public Works Department, was inside the collection hopper of a city street sweeper, removing a piece of wire caught in the debris collection belt drive. The operator, not knowing Employee #1 was inside the hopper, activated the belt drive. Employee #1's arm became caught in the sweeper's conveyor belt assembly.
Keywords: work rules, belt conveyor, caught between, arm, nip point, communication, sweeper
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 112112057 Hospitalized injury Fracture Helpers, mechanics and repairers

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