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Accident: 6313.015 - Employee Is Caught In Conveyor And Asphyxiated

Accident: 6313.015 -- Report ID: 0728900 -- Event Date: 01/18/2012
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
190339.01501/18/2012Hastings Acquisitions
At 11:15 a.m. on January 18, 2012, an employee was in the process of operating a conveyor belt (hydraulically powered) that was used to move bovine hides from a hide removal area within a meat processing facility. The conveyor system had b een designed and built by the maintenance department at the facility. The convey or used a traditional belt and roller assembly. The employee was using the con veyor system to fill mobile totes with hides for transportation to another facil ity when his scarf (on the day of the incident the temperature was 19 degrees Fa hrenheit) became entangled in the in-running nip point between the belt and the roller. The employee was asphyxiated. The conveyor system was not equipped with any type of guarding in the area of the in-running nip points which allowed the scarf to become entangled. The employee was wearing loose fitting clothing whic h contributed to the accident (scarf).
Keywords: asphyxiated, clothing, conveyor, nip point
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 190339.015 62 M Fatality Laborers, except construction

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