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Accident: 170202717 - Employee'S Hand And Arm Crushed In Cotton Gin

Accident: 170202717 -- Report ID: 0950625 -- Event Date: 10/31/1990
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11192655611/05/19900724Blue Hills Ginning
At approximately 7:30 a.m. on October 31, 1991, Employee #1 was attempting to manually remove a tangled wad of cotton lint from a cotton gin. He raised the hinged guard without informing the ginner and reached with his right hand into the #3 south moss lint cleaner. His hand became caught in the in-rolls and his lower arm was drawn in up to his elbow. Employee #1 suffered extreme trauma to his hand and arm. He should have used a push stick or informed the ginner, who could have shut down and locked out the unit.
Keywords: work rules, cleaning, caught by, lockout, roller--mach/part, cotton gin, crushed, arm, hand
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 111926556 Hospitalized injury Fracture Supervisors; handlers,equip-cleaners,laborers nec

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