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Accident: 170714943 - Employee'S Hand Injured When Caught By Machine

Accident: 170714943 -- Report ID: 0950631 -- Event Date: 02/08/1993
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11987987204/20/19932022Kraft General Foods
On February 8, 1993, Employee #1 was having a problem operating a machine due to the noise it was making. The machine was rotating a 3 belt heat exchanger located in the marshmallow area. Employee #1 called the operations supervisor in the marshmallow area and advised him of the noise. The supervisor shut the machine down and removed the guard with Employee #1. The supervisor then started up the machine to see where the noise was coming from. While Employee #1 and the supervisor were standing by the equipment and discussing the machine, Employee #1 saw a piece of metal in the machine and, before the supervisor could stop him, reached into the machine with a pair of pliers. The pliers were caught up in the rotating part of the machine, and pulled the employee's right hand into the machine, causing multiple fractures and lacerations.
Keywords: fracture, rotating parts, work rules, caught by, lockout, laceration, heat exchanger, hand tool, hand, unguarded
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 119879872 Hospitalized injury Fracture Food batchmakers

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