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Accident: 201161999 - Employee'S Hand Crushed By Conveyor Platform

Accident: 201161999 -- Report ID: 0950641 -- Event Date: 05/31/2000
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12606341106/27/20002086Arrowhead Mountain Spring Water
At 5:30 a.m. on May 31, 2000, Employee #1, a master mechanic for Arrowhead Mountain Spring Water Company, was repairing a limit switch on a pallet conveyor. When the pallets reached the end of the conveyor, they dropped approximately 4 in. Employee #1 was adjusting the amount of drop (which was controlled by the switch) when a platform fell on his left hand. He was unable to free himself, and yelled to a nearby coworker, who helped him raise the platform and release his hand. Employee #1's left hand was crushed, requiring hospitalization and surgical repair . Although Employee #1 had locked out the electrical power to the platform, he did not physically block the platform to prevent its movement while he adjusted it.
Keywords: fracture, blocks, work rules, mechanic, lockout, caught between, crushed, conveyor, mech mat handling, hand
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 126063411 Hospitalized injury Fracture Supervisors, mechanics and repairers

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