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Accident: 201622073 - Employee'S Arm Is Crushed In Baler

Accident: 201622073 -- Report ID: 1054116 -- Event Date: 07/12/2006
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30969320807/19/20062436Down River Llc
At approximately 2:45 p.m. on July 12, 2006, Employee #1, a lamination department employee, was cleaning up around the "Big Line" machinery and had picked up excess lamination skin trimmings. Employee #1 took the trimmings to the Freeman baler and placed them inside the compaction chamber. Employee #1 started the baler with the ram door open. As it was slowly going down, he reach into the chamber to push the skin trimmings back down. The ram caught Employee #1's right hand and arm and slowly pulled his appendage in, crushing and fracturing the arm and hand bones. Employee #1 was removed from the baler and transported to the local emergency room. Employee #1 suffered fractures and was hospitalized.
Keywords: fracture, cleaning, baler, arm, hand
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 309693208 Hospitalized injury Fracture Miscellaneous woodworking machine operators

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