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Accident: 170615926 - Employee'S Hand Lacerated In Paper Shredder

Accident: 170615926 -- Report ID: 0950625 -- Event Date: 10/02/1995
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11997329503/05/19968331Able Industries
At 3:55 p.m. on October 2, 1995, Employee #1 and four coworkers were operating a Destroyit 4104 paper shredder at Able Industries, Visalia, CA. Employee #1 was assigned to load paper onto the conveyor that carried it into the shredder. During this process, he decided to move to the output side of the shredder to assist a coworker in changing a bag full of shred. Before removing the bag, Employee #1 reached below the guard and into the area the shredded paper passes to pull the remaining scraps into the bag. As he did this a trainee hit the REVERSE button. Employee #1's hand was pulled into the shredder and severely lacerated.
Keywords: paper shredder, work rules, caught by, lockout, laceration, untrained, communication, hand
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 119973295 Non Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Assemblers

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