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Accident: 202490488 - Employee Injures Foot While Unjamming Shredding Truck

Accident: 202490488 -- Report ID: 0950621 -- Event Date: 04/30/2010
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31323332206/01/20107389Shredding Center Inc. Dba Red Dog Shred
At approximately 2:00 p.m. on April 30, 2010, Employee #1, a driver for the employer's mobile shredding truck (AXO Shredder), was processing a bin of paper through the machine. During the process, Employee #1 noticed a jam from this location, entered the machine through a locked side door and climbed up into the hopper bin to clear the shredder at which time his right foot got caught in the shredder. The door was equipped with a safety interlock switch that the employer had bypassed, requiring Employee #1 to manually remove the interlock device (pin) to deactivate the machine. Employee #1 had been instructed to never open the door without properly shutting down the equipment first. There was an E-Stop located inside the bin-hopper chamber and one at the operator's panel that Employee #1 did not use, nor did he remove the pin from the interlock prior to entering the equipment. The employer does have specific lockout procedures from the manufacturer on which Employee #1 had been trained. Employee #1 was working alone and there were no witnesses to the accident. The employer was a commercial paper shredding company.
Keywords: paper shredder, pin, caught by, driver, interlock, jammed, lockout, foot, hopper
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 313233322 Hospitalized injury Amputation Truck drivers, light

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