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Accident: 202556247 - Employee Seriously Injured In Laminating Machine

Accident: 202556247 -- Report ID: 0950631 -- Event Date: 05/31/2013
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31553421406/10/20133679Laminating Company Of America
On May 31, 2013, an incident occurred when Employee #1 was instructed by a coworker to clean the laminating machine in preparation for using it to laminate a run of boards. Employee #1 started the laminator in order to open the rollers and proceeded to clean the rollers by hand wiping them with damp shop towels and rags at the point of operation at the front of the machine, where sheets are fed into the laminator. While Employee #1 was wiping one of the rollers his arm became caught in the in running nip point to about the middle of his upper arm. The coworker, came to his aid and removed his arm. Emergency responders transported Employee #1 to a local medical center where he was treated for an eight-inch degloving injury to his right arm.
Keywords: degloved, caught by, crushed, arm, hand
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 315534214 Hospitalized injury Other Machine operators, not specified

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