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Accident: 201321171 - Employee Falls Into Cardboard Baler And Amputates Leg

Accident: 201321171 -- Report ID: 0317900 -- Event Date: 11/26/2007
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30986749711/27/20074212Waste Management Of Pa. Inc
At approximately 10:15 a.m. on November 26, 2007, Employee #1 was clearing a jam while standing on the conveyor of a Harris Horizontal Open End Baler (Model Number HLO-711OAR-50). The conveyor was shut off but was not locked out. The baler was operating. Employee #1 was not wearing fall protection equipment as required by the employer. Employee #1 fell 14 ft from the horizontal feed conveyor into the baler while the shear knife and platen closed. Employee #1 suffered the amputation of his left leg at the knee and was hospitalized.
Keywords: knife, amputated, jammed, lockout, baler, conveyor, fall, fall protection, unguarded, leg
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 309867497 Hospitalized injury Amputation Occupation not reported

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