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Accident: 200355618 - Employee'S Legs Are Amputated By Cardboard Baler

Accident: 200355618 -- Report ID: 0453710 -- Event Date: 08/28/2006
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31004937408/30/20067361Sparrow Enterprises, Inc. (Dba) Labor Finders
On August 28, 2006, Employee #1 was operating a Galaxy 2R Two-Ram Baler to bale cardboard. Cardboard became clogged in the chute above the bale chamber. Employee #1 was forcing the cardboard down the chute when he fell down the chute and into the bale chamber. Both of his legs were amputated at the knees. He was hospitalized.
Keywords: amputated, work rules, machine operator, lockout, clogged, baler, leg
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 310049374 Hospitalized injury Amputation Occupation not reported

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