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Accident: 202440525 - Employee'S Hand Caught Between Paper Roll And Barrier Pole

Accident: 202440525 -- Report ID: 0950633 -- Event Date: 03/04/2005
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12596875003/24/20052621Fontana Paper Mills, Inc.
At approximately 10:32 a.m. on March 5, 2005, Employee #1 was performing a scaving procedure in which damaged layers of paper rolls are removed prior to they are placed in production. Employee #1 transported a 5700-lb roll of paper from the storage yard to the outside of the south side of the roofing building. Employee #1 used a Toyota forklift that was equipped with a paper roll attachment, a pole-like device. Employee #1 lowered the roll to the ground and on top of previously scaved sheets of paper. Employee #1 backed up the forklift and dismounted. Employee #1 was walking in front of the roll to get wood blocks to chock it when it started to roll. Employee #1 attempted to get out of its way, but he was pushed several feet down the slope by its momentum. Employee #1 left hand was caught between the rolling roll and a barrier pole that was placed to protect some electric equipment. Employee #1's hand was injured, but the nature of the injury was not specified. He was hospitalized.
Keywords: paper roll, caught between, industrial truck, hand, slope
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 125968750 Hospitalized injury Other Industrial truck and tractor equipment operators

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