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Accident: 201057320 - Employee Struck By Extractor Unit

Accident: 201057320 -- Report ID: 0950642 -- Event Date: 03/27/2003
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30078142404/08/20032258Popular Textiles Corp
At approximately 8:54 a.m. on March 27, 2003, Employee #1 and a fork lift driver were moving a vacuum extractor unit (Model Number DDA24T3OIOOC-M CO3 HP 1 230, 460-volts, 3.8 amps, 60 cycle) in the knitting department. The vacuum extractor unit was positioned on the forks of a fork lift. The panels of the vacuum unit were manufactured by Popular Textile Corp. The fan, which was manufactured by another company, was installed on top of the panel unit. The driver was using a Toyota-manufactured fork lift. The fork lift weighed 14,170 lbs. and measured 4 feet, 7 inches. As the fork lift driver moved forward, the top portion of the extractor unit hit a metal pipe located approximately 9 feet, 3 inches above ground level. Employee #1, who was positioned in front of the load, attempted to hold onto the extractor unit. As the fork lift driver drove backwards, the extractor unit tipped over striking Employee #1. Employee #1 sustained a forehead laceration and was transported to White Memorial Hospital for medical treatment.
Keywords: head, laceration, vacuum vessel, struck by
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 300781424 Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Production inspectors, checkers and examiners

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