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Accident: 170591549 - Employee'S Arm Crushed In Rotating Drum Of Concrete Truck

Accident: 170591549 -- Report ID: 0950652 -- Event Date: 06/14/1995
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11989675106/15/19951442Associated Ready Mix
Employee #1, of Associated Ready Mix, is an experienced ready mix concrete truck driver who had been hired November 1994. He was cleaning the truck's rotating bowl with a rag while the drum was in motion. A piece of 3 by 3 angle iron welded on the drum is used as a tripping device for the drum rotation counter. The angle iron caught his sleeve and pulled his arm into a 3 in. space between the drum motor mount and the drum itself. Employee #1's left arm was severely mangled and crushed and required extensive surgery. Associated Ready Mix had a rule in its Code of Safe Practices that said employees should not work on rotating equipment; however, it also had a written policy that allowed employees to wipe the rotating drum as long as they worked on the upside of the drum. Associated Ready Mix was cited for allowing employees to work on rotating equipment.
Keywords: rotating parts, concrete truck, work rules, cleaning, drum, caught by, crushed, arm, truck driver
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 119896751 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported

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