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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 170708689 - Employee'S Hand Caught Between Fixed Guard And Conveyor Belt

Accident: 170708689 -- Report ID: 0950645 -- Event Date: 03/02/1995
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11991161803/07/19955093Sloco Recycles
At about 11:15 a.m. on March 2, 1995, .Employee #1 was loading papers onto a conveyor belt, which was about 3 ft wide, that fed into a large paper shredder. There was a fixed guard on the industrial paper shredder machine, model #10, to protect the rollers for the shredder. The guard extended about 15 in. over the conveyor belt and was 1 3/8 in. above the belt, allowing room for the paper to enter. Employee #1 attempted to flatten some papers on the conveyor belt and got too close to the guard. He caught his right hand between the guard and the conveyor belt. He was taken to the hospital, where he stayed for nearly two hours. A citation was issued because the guard caused a pinch point between the guard and the conveyor belt.
Keywords: paper shredder, guard, work rules, caught between, laceration, nip point, conveyor belt, hand, unstable position
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 119911618 Non Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Laborers, except construction

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