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Accident: 201703568 - Employee Fractures Arm When It Is Caught In Conveyor Belt

Accident: 201703568 -- Report ID: 1054115 -- Event Date: 10/12/2012
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31592878810/16/20122034Cascade Specialties Inc
At approximately 4:00 a.m. on October 12, 2012, Employee #1, with Cascade Specialties Inc., was cleaning the tail roll area of a conveyor belt, with the help of a coworker. The coworker was turning the belt on and off to reposition it during the cleaning. The conveyor started up unexpectedly, and Employee #1's arm was caught in the pinch point of the belt and roll. Employee #1 was hospitalized with fractures.
Keywords: fracture, food preparation, hand control, cleaning, caught between, arm, nip point, conveyor belt
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 315928788 Hospitalized injury Fracture Laborers, except construction

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