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Accident: 201056025 - Employee Injured When Caught Between Heavy Objects

Accident: 201056025 -- Report ID: 0950642 -- Event Date: 10/06/2001
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30077818010/22/20012051Interstate Brands Corp
At approximately 11:35 p.m. on October 5, 2001, Employee #1 was in the loading dock area of the facility manually rolling a 26.5-in. wide, 45.5-in. long and 86-in. tall empty bread rack weighing approximately 300 pounds to the "split side" to be loaded with bread. The supervisor was in the area. Employee #1 was moving the rack down a 74-in.-wide aisle. Employee #1 was walking backwards and pulling the rack behind her. Employee #1 stopped to talk with the supervisor to determine where to place the empty rack she was handling. After the conversation concluded, Employee #1 placed her hand on the outside of the rack to initiate motion before switching her hand to the inside of the rack as the company's procedure dictates. As Employee #1 was switching her hands to the inside of the rack, her left arm was pinned between the empty rack that she was pulling and a full rack of bread protruding approximately 5 in. into the aisle. Employee #1 suffered a deep laceration and an open fracture to her left ulna. Employee #1 was hospitalized for three days.
Keywords: fracture, pinned, bakery rack, caught between, laceration, arm, walking backward, backing up, inattention
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 300778180 Hospitalized injury Fracture Miscellaneous machine operators, n.e.c.

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