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Accident: 170379242 - Employee'S Hand Lacerated Between Rollers Of Glue Spreader

Accident: 170379242 -- Report ID: 0950613 -- Event Date: 08/25/1994
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11973880508/29/19942434Closets Unlimited
The employer is a manufacturer of cabinets and was preparing new equipment on the laminating line. Tests had been carried out but adjustments were still being made. One of the machines in the laminating line is a glue spreader. After each test the glue on the rollers was supposed to be cleaned by a row of water sprays. This machine was wheeled out of the line by Employee #1, the mechanic, to check if all the glue had been removed from the rollers. The employer reported that the Employee #1 kept the machine on so that he could check the rollers as they turned. Employee #1 allegedly saw a spot and reached for it with a piece of cloth in his hand to wipe off the glue. His hand was caught between the rollers and he suffered lacerations of his hand which required sutures.
Keywords: glue, work rules, cleaning, mechanic, lockout, roller--mach/part, caught between, laceration, nip point, hand
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 119738805 Non Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Miscellaneous woodworking machine operators

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