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Accident: 202080313 - Employee'S Arm Is Lacerated By Hook Blade Knife

Accident: 202080313 -- Report ID: 0453730 -- Event Date: 10/22/2009
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31384560411/30/20092297Wm. T. Burnett & Co., Inc.
On October 22, 2009, Employee #1 was operating a magnetron roll compression machine. The foot pedal was tied down with a bag tie, so that the machine would run continuously. When the supervisor discovered it, Employee #1 grabbed a hook blade knife and attempted to quickly remove the bag tie. In doing so, the hook portion of the blade broke off and caused Employee #1 to strike his lower left arm and wrist area. Employee #1's arm was severely lacerated. His employer took him to the hospital emergency room for medical treatment.
Keywords: knife, foot control, tie wire, laceration, struck by, arm, blade, wrist
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 313845604 Non Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Occupation not reported

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