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Accident: 200960805 - Employee'S Hand Injured When Caught In Conveyor Belt

Accident: 200960805 -- Report ID: 0352420 -- Event Date: 02/10/1997
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12738037602/10/19979999Athelas Institute Inc
Employee #1, who was a member of a work-training group for disabled people, was helping bale shredded paper. In the process, he climbed 8 ft 3 in. onto a machine to pry loose a piece of paper from the conveyor belt. Employee #1's hand was bruised when it became caught between the belt and a parallel metal bar that supported it. The employer operated a registered training facility that was certified by the State of Maryland. The employee who was conducting the training had turned his back for a few minutes when the accident occurred. The trainer responded to the situation immediately and shut off the conveyor, averting a more serious injury. By climbing on the machine, Employee #1 was able to put his hand above where he would normally have been able to reach.
Keywords: metal bar, belt, work rules, belt conveyor, caught between, inexperience, baler, conveyor belt, hand, contusion
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 127380376 Non Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Occupation not reported

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