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Accident: 202470795 - Employee'S Hand Is Crushed By Compactor

Accident: 202470795 -- Report ID: 0950643 -- Event Date: 10/27/2011
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31482808801/18/20125093Camarillo Recycling Inc.
On October 27, 2011, Employee #1, with Camarillo Recycling, Inc., was operating a vertical baler/compactor to crush thin aluminum parts. When he repositioned a piece of aluminum, his hand was crushed. Employee #1 was hospitalized for treatment. The employer indicated that interlocks/disconnects were either not functioning or adjusted improperly.
Keywords: fracture, interlock, equipment failure, crushed, point of operation, trash compactor, hand, ram
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 314828088 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported

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