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Accident: 170180566 - Employee'S Hand Burned In Ironing Machine

Accident: 170180566 -- Report ID: 0950642 -- Event Date: 08/20/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11215155008/26/19917011Checkers Hotel
At approximately 12:20 p.m. on August 20, 1991, Employee #1, a 26-year-old employee of Checkers Hotel for two years, was in the laundry room straightening a long bed sheet behind a Chicago dryer and ironer. Her left hand became caught by the sheet and was pulled in under the guard. Employee #1 was exposed to 350 degrees F heat and sustained second- and third-degree burns on her left hand. She was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital, where she remained for four days. The employer was cited and told to train its employees on job-related hazards and to implement safety and health procedures.
Keywords: burn, guard, work rules, caught by, untrained, hand, ironing machine
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 112151550 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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