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Accident: 201119278 - Employee Is Injured When Arm Is Caught In Machine

Accident: 201119278 -- Report ID: 0950643 -- Event Date: 02/20/2005
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30083000702/25/20052038Nestle Usa
At approximately 3:00 a.m. on February 20, 2005, Employee #1, a janitor at a frozen food manufacturing facility, was cleaning a three-roll sheeter. Following the same process as the adjacent janitor, Employee #1 removed the covers from the sheeter, exposing the chain and sprocket. The machine was not locked out and tagged out at that time. Employee #1's sleeve became caught on the chain and his arm was pulled into the machine. A coworker heard Employee #1 scream and shut the line down. The Employee #1 was transported to Northridge Medical, and then hospitalized at LA County USC Medical Center for crushing injuries to his hand and forearm.
Keywords: chain, fracture, cover, cleaning, forearm, food packaging mach, lockout, crushed, sprocket, hand
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 300830007 Hospitalized injury Fracture Janitors and cleaners

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