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Accident: 170190953 - Employee'S Arm Fractured Cleaning Running Machine

Accident: 170190953 -- Report ID: 0950634 -- Event Date: 01/31/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11207600502/14/19913069Knaco Enterprises Inc.
At about 9:20 a.m. on January 31, 1991, Employee #1 crawled under a die cutter machine without turning it off and cleaned it. While cleaning, his right arm (upper and lower) was caught between a conveyor belt and pulley, and fractured. Employee #1 said his supervisor had been assigning him to clean the machine since about 1988. The same supervisor said he told Employee #1 not to clean the machine without turning it off. The employer has written safety rules in English and Spanish, which Employee #1 promised to read, according to his signed certificate dated June 7, 1988. The employer cited a general violation of T8CCR 3314(a).
Keywords: fracture, die cutting press, work rules, cleaning, lockout, caught between, arm, pulley, conveyor belt
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 112076005 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported

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