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Accident: 201491438 - Employee'S Hand Is Injured When Caught In Conveyor

Accident: 201491438 -- Report ID: 0950625 -- Event Date: 05/19/2008
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31082743108/27/20087363Vedior Group Of N.A., Llc Dba Placement Pros
On May 19, 2008, Employee #1 was standing on the third step of a 4-ft ladder to monitor the flow of oranges on a conveyor. He lost his balance, fell towards the conveyor, and arrested his fall with his right hand on the conveyor frame. His left upper extremity was pulled into the in-running nip point of the belt and unguarded head pulley up to his biceps. Coworkers unsuccessfully attempted to stop the conveyor; it was eventually shut down at the central control panel. A supervisor cut the belt to extricate Employee #1. He was assessed at Delano Hospital, and then transferred to the Buncke Clinic, where he was admitted for wrist and finger fractures and left arm and hand abrasions.
Keywords: fracture, finger, caught by, point of operation, conveyor, fall, nip point, lost balance, unguarded, unstable position
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 310827431 Hospitalized injury Fracture Laborers, except construction

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