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Accident: 201493434 - Employee Amputates Arm In End Roller

Accident: 201493434 -- Report ID: 0950625 -- Event Date: 11/19/2007
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12021540502/11/20102875Britz Fertilizers, Inc.
On November 19, 2007, Employee #1 was cleaning the sulfur lift conveyor at the sulfur processing plant, located in Helm, California. He was scraping sulfur clogs off of the rubber belt. While he was working near the end roller, his glove got caught in it and pulled his right arm into the end roller. Employee #1's right arm was amputated below the shoulder. Employee #1 was hospitalized at the Fresno Community Hospital.
Keywords: amputated, belt, glove, cleaning, caught by, roller--mach/part, clogged, conveyor, sulfur, arm
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 120215405 Hospitalized injury Amputation Graders and sorters, agricultural products

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