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Accident: 170897896 - Employee'S Arm Fractured When Caught In Conveyor Belt

Accident: 170897896 -- Report ID: 0950644 -- Event Date: 12/14/1998
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12613158012/24/19988062Huntington Memorial Hospital
Employee #1 was removing a towel from a conveyor belt when her left hand and forearm became caught in the machine. She suffered an open fracture of her left forearm, for which she was hospitalized. Employee #1 did not turn off the power before trying to remove the towel from the conveyor. The accident occurred on a section of the machine that was not guarded.
Keywords: fracture, work rules, belt conveyor, forearm, lockout, caught between, conveyor, conveyor belt, unguarded
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 126131580 Hospitalized injury Fracture Launderers and ironers

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