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Accident: 201086055 - Employee'S Leg Is Injured In Cotton Bale Drive

Accident: 201086055 -- Report ID: 0950625 -- Event Date: 10/05/2004
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11998464903/18/20050724Farmers Firebaugh Ginning Company
On October 5, 2004, Employee #1 was working at a cotton bale wrapping machine. She was responsible for approving each cotton bale's weight and then allowing them to proceed into the bale wrapper. According to a supervisor, Employee #1 took it upon herself to push a bale to get it into the wrapper. This action activated switches that caused a push bar to activate. The push bar then struck Employee #1's left leg. She was hospitalized at UMC Hospital for a fractured leg.
Keywords: chain, fracture, work rules, machine operator, lockout, caught between, baler, struck by, cotton, leg
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 119984649 Hospitalized injury Fracture Production samplers and weighers

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