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Accident: 202339586 - Employee Injures Leg When Caught In Conveyor

Accident: 202339586 -- Report ID: 0352440 -- Event Date: 08/05/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30557234908/06/20021796Conveyor Handling Company, Inc.
On August 5, 2002, Employee #1 was installing a new elevated conveyor system. He was standing on the frame of the conveyor, tracking the belt, when he slipped and fell onto the belt. His right leg was pulled into the unit. The rotary movement of the machine caused him to sustain a compound fracture of the tibia. The employee was taken to a medical center where he was hospitalized for the treatment and postoperative care of his injuries.
Keywords: fracture, installing, belt conveyor, slip, construction, caught between, fall, fall protection, leg
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Manufacturing plant New project or new addition $250,000 to $500,000 1 8
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 305572349 Hospitalized injury Fracture Industrial machinery repairers

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