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Accident: 202312252 - Employee Injured When Crushed By Ironer Rollers

Accident: 202312252 -- Report ID: 0950612 -- Event Date: 12/10/1999
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12555749612/20/19997219Marriott Lomar Laundry
Employee #1, a laundress, was working on the Number 2 ironer in the hotel laundry plant. Her clothes, from about waist high, got caught in between a roller turning away from her and the belts that rap around the roller. It is unknown how her clothing got down and under the roller to get caught in the rolling action. The roller wrapped her clothes and pulled her into the machine with great force, injuring her ribs, shoulder and arm. The equipment was dismantled to free Employee #1 and at the time of the inspection a cause could not be directed at a particular pinch point. The way the belts go, she should have been pulled up the machine, not into the roller. Employee #1 was hospitalized with a fracture.
Keywords: fracture, shoulder, belt, roller--mach/part, caught between, rib, arm, ironing machine
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 125557496 Hospitalized injury Fracture Launderers and ironers

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