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Accident: 201795812 - Employee Sustaines Fracture When Struck By Paper Roll

Accident: 201795812 -- Report ID: 0950644 -- Event Date: 07/12/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30132818307/16/20025113Springfield Industries
Employee #1, a machine operator, was working on a paper converting rewinder where a roll of paper was being rewind and cut into 8 rolls at the same time. The large roll of paper weight approximately 2200 lbs. and was 52 in. high and 40 in. wide. This large roll consisted of 8 smaller rolls, each weight 274 lbs. and 52 in. high and only 5 in. wide. Employee #1 with the help of a forklift operator transported the large roll with the metal shaft that goes through its core and placed it on the floor in front of the rewinder. The roll was not secured against displacement. Employee #1 removed the shaft and placed it on the floor adjacent to the roll. One of the smaller rolls broke loose and struck Employee #1. Employee #1 sustained a broken left foot and was hospitalized.
Keywords: fracture, paper roll, struck by, foot
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 301328183 Hospitalized injury Other Machine operators, not specified

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