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Accident: 170155295 - Employee'S Wrist Fractured In Bottle Filler Machine

Accident: 170155295 -- Report ID: 0950645 -- Event Date: 10/24/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11221931611/07/19915149Crystal Springs Water
At about 11:20 a.m. on October 24, 1991, Employee #1, of Crystal Springs Water, was working in a room where a machine fills six 5-gallon bottles of water simultaneously. A ram holding a bar with hoses descends and fills the bottles with water. When the bottles are full, the ram ascends against the machine with the bar and hits a switch. When the machine would not work properly, Employee #1 would reach across the machine between the bar to hit this switch. Employee #1 reached but did not get his hand out in time and the ram broke his wrist. Employee #1 was hospitalized for two days for treatment of infection. There was no guard to prevent placing the hand into the point of operation.
Keywords: fracture, work rules, lockout, point of operation, struck by, hand, mech malfunction, unguarded, ram, wrist
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 112219316 Hospitalized injury Fracture Laborers, except construction

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