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Accident: 170198675 - Employee'S Hand Injured In Cotton Gin Machine

Accident: 170198675 -- Report ID: 0950625 -- Event Date: 11/10/1990
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11193934401/28/19910723Producers Cotton Oil
Employee #1 and a coworker, the gin foreman, were waiting to clear a plugged lint cleaner on a cotton gin. The foreman removed the bolts and then knelt at the corner of the cleaner to check if the machinery had stopped moving. Employee #1 came up behind him and reached in with both hands to gather up a plug of cotton. The little finger of his glove became snagged in the cotton machine, and his hand was injured.
Keywords: clothing, glove, work rules, caught by, clogged, cotton gin, hand
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 111939344 Non Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Laborers, except construction

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