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Accident: 202519674 - Employee Injures Hand While Lubricating Elevator Sprocket

Accident: 202519674 -- Report ID: 0950624 -- Event Date: 01/13/2010
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31257676201/20/20100723Trinidad Benham Corporation
On January 13, 2010, Employee #1 was lubricating a sprocket on a Universal Industries rerun elevator. While the elevator was still in operation, Employee #1 used a rag to apply the lubrication to the elevator's sprocket. The rag became entangled in the moving sprocket, pulling Employee #1's right hand into the moving parts. Employee #1 was taken to a local hospital, where he was hospitalized and treated for a fractured right hand.
Keywords: fracture, maintenance, lockout, caught between, elevator, hand
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 312576762 Hospitalized injury Fracture Helpers, mechanics and repairers

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