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Accident: 170864193 - Employee Injured When Caught In Belt Conveyor

Accident: 170864193 -- Report ID: 0950622 -- Event Date: 09/02/1997
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11979457612/15/19972033Del Monte
On September 2, 1997, Employee #1, a sanitation worker at a Del Monte foods cannery, was cleaning some peaches out of the peach recycle conveyor. She was reaching into the 8 in. diameter by 18 in. long tail pulley when her arm became caught in the running belt. Employee #1 fractured her right shoulder, forearm, and wrist. The tail pulley was not guarded, and Employee #1 should not have reached into the machine while the belt was running.
Keywords: fracture, shoulder, work rules, belt conveyor, forearm, lockout, caught between, conveyor, nip point, conveyor belt
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 119794576 Hospitalized injury Fracture Supervisors; handlers,equip-cleaners,laborers nec

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