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Accident: 201071131 - Employee Is Entangled In Mixer And Is Seriously Injured

Accident: 201071131 -- Report ID: 0950632 -- Event Date: 07/29/2007
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12587945208/06/20072844Naprodis Inc
At approximately 8:30 p.m. on July 29, 2007, Employee #1, a chemist, was working alone performing cleaning operations on the horizontal 30-quart gear-driven hor izontal commercial mixer (Thunderbird Model Number ARM-30, Commercial Planetary Mixer, Serial Number 291721) located in the laboratory area of their facility. E mployee #1 was wearing shorts with loose cotton draw strings. One of the draw st rings was tucked inside the front of his shorts while the other draw string dang led loosely on the outside front panel on the shorts. During the cleaning operat ions none of the accessories (paddle, hook, or wire whip) to the commercial mixe r were attached. Employee #1 was sponge cleaning the commercial mixer with a dis infectant powder while the machine was running. The outside draw-string on Emplo yee #1's shorts got entangled in the rotating shaft where the accessories are us ually attached. The inside draw-string wrapped around Employee #1's testicles an d the shaft of his penis while the outside draw string pulled Employee #1 into t he commercial mixer. Employee # 1 stopped the commercial mixer eventually by pul ling the electrical plug located behind the mixer. Employee #1 degloved the skin surrounding the shaft of his penis and castrated his two testicles as a result of this accident. Employee #1 started direct pressure on the injured site and th en travelled away from the laboratory to another room where the refrigerator res ides. Employee #1 located an ice pad and plastic bag while in this room and then returned back to the laboratory. Once in the laboratory Employee #1 picked up h is two testicles off the ground where the commercial mixer is located and then p laced them inside the plastic bag with the ice pad. Employee #1 then made a tele phone call to his daughter who was living nearby requesting her to take him to t he hospital. Between the time Employee #1 finished the call and time that she ar rived, Employee #1 cleaned up the blood off the mixer and the area surrounding t he mixer. Employee #1's daughter transported him to the hospital. Employee #1 wa s in the hospital from July 29, 2007, through August 6, 2007. Physicians were un able to reattach his testicles but were able to perform a skin graft to replace the lost skin on the shaft of his penis.
Keywords: penis, cleaning, degloved, mixer, caught by
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 125879452 Hospitalized injury Other Chemists, except biochemists

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