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Accident: 202003992 - Employee Dies When Caught In Automatic Baler

Accident: 202003992 -- Report ID: 0317000 -- Event Date: 03/07/2001
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30387424203/07/20012679G.B. Goldman Paper Company
Employee #1 was operating an automatic baler machine, 5 ft long by 4 ft wide by 8.5 ft high. A hydraulic ram located at the bottom of the change hopper compresses scrap paper into bales. Employee #1 was caught in the machine and died of multiple injuries including an amputation of the left leg at the knee and severe bleeding. The company has a lockout/tagout program but Employee #1 did not utilize it.
Keywords: knee, amputated, caught by, lockout, baler, unguarded, leg
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 303874242 Fatality Amputation Compressing and compacting machine operators

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