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Accident: 201951357 - Employee'S Legs Amputated By Ram

Accident: 201951357 -- Report ID: 0522000 -- Event Date: 12/10/1998
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12198483512/10/19982657Ohio Valley Cartons Inc.
Employee #1 was a new bailer operator. After four days on this job, he climbed up a conveyor belt to remove a paper jam in the boiler hopper. He slipped off the conveyor into the hopper, tripping the electronic eyes that automatically start the ram of the bailer when the eye beam is broken. The ram closed on the worker, amputating both legs. He was hospitalized. The course of the accident was directly related to training of the employee and ensuring proper lock-out of equipment. He was not given training on lockout or other job procedures.
Keywords: amputated, boiler, lockout, tripped, baler, paper, conveyor belt, paper machine, hopper
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 121984835 Hospitalized injury Amputation Occupation not reported

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