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Accident: 571711 - Pulled Into Unguarded Nip Point (Paper Machine)

Accident: 571711 -- Report ID: 0521100 -- Event Date: 09/25/1984
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
131804709/25/19842621Appleton Papers Inc
ON SEPTEMBER 25, 1984, AT APPROXIMATELY 6:30 AM (1/2 HOUR INTO THE FIRST SHIFT), THE EMPLOYEES WERE STARTING UP PAPER MACHINE #5 AFTER A BILL BLADE HAD BEEN REPLACED. EMPLOYEE #1 WAS ASSIGNED TO HELP RETHREAD THE PAPER ONTO THE SPOOL OF A REEL STAND. WHILE HE WAS STANDING AT THE UNGUARDED NIP POINT OF THE REEL STAND, BLOWING THE TAIL DOWN BELOW THE NIP POINT WITH AN OPEN ENDED AIR HOSE, HE SOMEHOW MADE CONTACT WITH, OR WAS PULLED INTO, THE NIP POINT, POSSIBLY FROM THE TAIL PREMATURELY CATCHING THE SPOOL. THE EMPLOYEE RECEIVED CRUSHING INJURIES TO THR LEFT ARM, HEAD AND CHEST, ALONG WITH CUTS ON HIS LEGS.
Keywords: chest, head, slip, crushed, laceration, arm, nip point, paper machine, unguarded, leg
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1318047 Fatality Concussion Occupation not reported

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