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Accident: 170885289 - Fan Blades Of Dryer Amputate Employee'S Arm

Accident: 170885289 -- Report ID: 0950612 -- Event Date: 10/01/2003
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12556043310/01/20030723Gilroy Foods
Employee #1 was walking on top of a dryer plenum that is used as access to a steam line valve. The plenum cover had been displaced and Employee #1 fell 11 ft into the plenum and his arm contacted the recirculation fan. Employee #1's right arm was amputated by the fan blades. Employee was stabilized by the nurse on site then transported to the hospital and was admitted.
Keywords: amputated, fan, fan blade, floor hole, fall, arm, unguarded
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 125560433 Hospitalized injury Amputation Not specified mechanics and repairers

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