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Accident: 200360964 - Employee Amputates Hand In Industrial Shredder

Accident: 200360964 -- Report ID: 0453710 -- Event Date: 05/22/2012
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31596579806/05/20128331Oe Enterprises, Inc
On May 22, 2012, two employees were clearing a paper jam from a large industrial-sized shredder machine. An employee removed the lockout/tagout device and energized the shredder to test if the in-feed conveyor belt was rotating. The belt began turning slowly, and Employee #1 used a coping saw to probe into the operating machine in an attempt to dislodge the jammed paper. The saw was caught in the machine, and Employee #1's arm was pulled into the shredder machine. Employee #1's right hand and arm was amputated between the wrist and elbow, and she was hospitalized.
Keywords: amputated, paper shredder, belt, caught by, jammed, lockout, saw, conveyor, arm, hand
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 315965798 Hospitalized injury Amputation Occupation not reported

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