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Accident: 201772340 - Employee'S Arms Amputated By Conveyor

Accident: 201772340 -- Report ID: 0213900 -- Event Date: 01/26/2004
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30714966601/27/20042011Surfside Products, Llc
At approximately 6:00 a.m. on January 26, 2004, an employee, a maintenance mechanic at a clam processing plant, was making an adjustment to one conveyor when he backed into a second conveyor that was running. The tail of his shirt became caught on the unguarded end of the shaft of the second conveyor's rotating head roller. The employee was then pulled into the second conveyor amputating both of his arms at the shoulders. He was hospitalized and treated for amputation.
Keywords: rotating parts, amputated, conveyor, arm, unguarded, backing up
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 307149666 Hospitalized injury Amputation Specified mechanics and repairers

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