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Accident: 201203205 - Employee'S Leg Is Fractured When Caught In Conveyor

Accident: 201203205 -- Report ID: 1054114 -- Event Date: 05/17/2006
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30942243405/19/20063271Willamette Graystone Inc
Employee #1 was on night shift with the swing-shift concrete-block-splitter operator. As they ran the second block through the splitter machine, a jam occurred on the out-feed side of the splitter. Employee #1 stepped up on the side beam of the waste conveyor to release the jam when he felt a tug on his pant leg, then his leg was jerked into the waste conveyor belt and around the tail spool. Both bones in his lower leg were fractured when his leg caught between the conveyor belt and tail spool. Employee #1 was hospitalized.
Keywords: fracture, machine operator, jammed, lockout, caught between, conveyor, textile, concrete block, leg
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 309422434 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported

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