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Accident: 170762637 - Employee'S Arm Fractured When Caught By Conveyor Belt Pulley

Accident: 170762637 -- Report ID: 0950622 -- Event Date: 08/19/1997
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12565812001/27/19985921Hyponex Corp.
At approximately 4:30 p.m. on August 19, 1997, Employee #1 was standing on a 12 ft stepladder adjusting the 8 in. wide tail pulley of a bark conveyor while the 2 ft wide conveyor belt was running. He sustained a fractured right arm when it entered the in-running nip point, located approximately 9 ft 6 in. above the ground. Employee #1 was a maintenance worker for the Hyponex Corporation, which processes and packages tree bark for landscaping.
Keywords: maintenance, belt conveyor, caught by, conveyor, arm, nip point, pulley
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 125658120 Hospitalized injury Fracture Machinery maintenance occupations

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