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Accident: 170166854 - Employee'S Arm Injured When Sleeve Caught In Machine

Accident: 170166854 -- Report ID: 0950631 -- Event Date: 06/03/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11197973806/04/19913463Aluminum Precision Product Inc
At approximately 6:00 a.m. on June 3, 1991, Employee #1 was operating a Bridgeport milling machine. She was reaching to shut off the coolant when the loose left sleeve of her jacket became caught by the rotating tool and pulled in her arm. Her arm was fractured and nearly severed. She was transported by paramedics to Western Medical Center in Santa Ana, CA, where she was hospitalized. Employee #1 later said that she was wearing the jacket because it was cold that morning and the machine shop had no heater. She also said she wore the jacket to prevent being burned by flying hot chips as she was machining the aluminum parts. Employee #1 said that coworkers in the shop were wearing the same type of jacket and that the supervisor did not prohibit it.
Keywords: clothing, severed, fracture, rotating parts, work rules, caught by, milling machine, arm, inattention
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 111979738 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Occupation not reported

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