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Accident: 201168697 - Employee Injures Hand While Operating Concrete Block Machine

Accident: 201168697 -- Report ID: 0950641 -- Event Date: 12/13/2006
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12616047201/12/20073271Angelus Block Co Inc
At approximately 2:50 p.m. on December 13, 2006, Employee #1 was working for an employer engaged in the manufacturing of concrete building blocks. He was assisting the foreman in operating a Columbia concrete block machine. While the foreman was changing the mold in the machine, Employee #1 had his hand on the stripper arm of the machine. The foreman did not realize Employee #1 was near a moving part of the machine and depressed the button that activates the stripper arm in order to adjust the machine's table. The stripper arm was raised, crushing one of Employee #1's hands between the stripper arm and the vibration unit. Employee #1 was hospitalized and treated for his injury. The accident investigation attributed the accident to the foreman failing to ensure that all affected personnel were clear from the moving part of the machine prior to activating the stripper arm.
Keywords: fracture, machine operator, lockout, crushed, concrete block, communication, hand, inattention
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 126160472 Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported

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