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Accident: 170198899 - Employee'S Arm Broken When Caught In Conveyor Head Pulley

Accident: 170198899 -- Report ID: 0950625 -- Event Date: 08/01/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11193259609/26/19912022Kratt
Employee #1 was sitting on a concrete floor below a conveyor belt. He was troubleshooting a problem with the belt that required that it be running as he worked. He placed his left hand on the belt to check for heat and rubber buildup that would cause the belt to drag. He put his right hand on the floor to support his body. While leaning out to inspect the conveyor drive mechanism, he failed to remove his left hand from the conveyor mechanism. His shirt sleeve became caught on the belt and his arm was broken when it was pulled into the conveyor head pulley. Employee #1 accepted responsibility for the accident, stating that he failed to remove his hand from the belt area prior to moving his body.
Keywords: clothing, clearance, fracture, maintenance, work rules, caught by, arm, conveyor belt
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 111932596 Hospitalized injury Fracture Mechanical engineers

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