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Accident: 202076162 - Employee Is Injured When Hand Get Caught Between Rollers

Accident: 202076162 -- Report ID: 0453730 -- Event Date: 11/16/2004
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30836663211/16/20042392J S Fiber Company
At approximately 7:30 a.m. on November 16, 2004, Employee #1 was in the process of starting up Garnett machine number two, which was one of his regular job duties. Employee #1 noticed some excess fiber that had gathered around some of the pulleys. Employee #1 then deenergized the Garnett machine and removed the guard to gain access to the pulleys to remove the excess fiber. While extracting the fiber from the machine, Employee #1 re energized the machine to assist in the extraction and got his hand caught in the rollers. Employee #1 then called for assistance from a coworker who was starting up Garnett machine number one. The coworker deenergized the Garnett machine and assisted Employee #1 in getting his hand released from the rollers. Employee #1 received a laceration on his right index finger and was taken to the hospital to get stitches.
Keywords: garnett machine, guard, roller--mach/part, caught between, laceration, hand
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 308366632 Non Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Miscellaneous textile machine operators

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