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Accident: 170193791 - Employee Catches Three Fingers In Conveyor Roller

Accident: 170193791 -- Report ID: 0950633 -- Event Date: 12/21/1990
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11204044901/09/19913272Pioneer Roofing Tile Inc
AT APPROXIMATELY 3:00 PM ON DECEMBER 21, 1990, EMPLOYEE #1 WAS CLEANING A BELT CONVEYOR SYSTEM WITH A SHOVEL TO REMOVE EXCESS CONCRETE PRODUCT FROM THE ROOF TILE COLORIZER CONVEYOR. THE MACHINE WAS LOCKED OUT AS REQUIRED BY COMPANY PROCEDURE. EMPLOYEE #1 ASKED HIS SUPERVISOR TO ACTIVATE THE BELT CONVEYOR SO HE COULD INSPECT THE BELT AREA THAT WAS HIDDEN FROM VIEW BY MACHINE COMPONENTS. AFTER THE SUPERVISOR REMOVED THE BLOCKOUT COMPONENTS AND REACTIVATED THE CONVEYOR, EMPLOYEE #1 REACHED BEHIND A CONVEYOR ROLLER NIP POINT, ENMESHING THREE FINGERS ON HIS RIGHT HAND. THE EMPLOYEE WAS HOSPITALIZED FOR HIS INJURIES. THE EMPLOYER ENFORCES A LOCK OUT/BLOCKOUT PROGRAM AND IT HAS BEEN DOCUMENTED THAT EMPLOYEE #1 HAD RECEIVED TRAINING.
Keywords: finger, work rules, belt conveyor, lockout, caught between, crushed, conveyor, nip point
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 112040449 Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Extruding and forming machine operators

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