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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 170716021 - Employee'S Arm Broken In Conveyor Pinch Point

Accident: 170716021 -- Report ID: 0950621 -- Event Date: 12/28/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11204649501/03/19925093Recycling Industries, Inc.
Employee #1, an assistant supervisor, saw some scrap paper starting to gather at the lower belt conveyor roller on a waste paper shredder and baling operation. He reached into an opening in the skirt guarding and tried to remove the paper, but his hand got caught in the pinch point between the return side of the conveyor belt and the roller. Employee #1's left arm was broken just above the left wrist. Trying to take a short cut, he had not shut down the conveyor before cleaning a possible jam.
Keywords: fracture, paper shredder, guard, work rules, jammed, lockout, roller--mach/part, caught between, arm, conveyor belt
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 112046495 Hospitalized injury Fracture Compressing and compacting machine operators

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