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Accident: 170706691 - Employee Fractures Arm In Dye Machine Rollers

Accident: 170706691 -- Report ID: 0950642 -- Event Date: 06/06/1993
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11986106008/05/19932261Colortex Dyeing Finishing Inc
On June 5, 1993, Employee #1 was manually unloading a Burlington atmospheric strand dye machine, serial #4B 188, by unwrapping the end of the cloth from the string guide. As he did this, his hand became caught in the feed rolls inside the machine. The dye machine, in operation at the time, has two 30 inch by 36 inch side openings into which the cloth is manually fed and from which it is retrieved. There are no guarding or interlock devices to prevent a worker from inadvertently coming in contact with the rotating rolls/pinch points inside the machine.
Keywords: rotating parts, work rules, interlock, roller--mach/part, caught between, dye machine, arm, nip point, hand, unguarded
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 119861060 Non Hospitalized injury Fracture Miscellaneous textile machine operators

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