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Accident: 694117 - Employee'S Legs Fractured In Trash Compactor

Accident: 694117 -- Report ID: 0355114 -- Event Date: 12/31/1985
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
335006312/31/19855093Spm Mid-Atlantic Limited Co.
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
335007112/31/19854212Armada Inc.
At approximately 12:15 p.m. on December 24, 1985, Employee #1, of Armada, Inc., was working with his father loading trash into a trash compactor. He was using his feet and jumping up and down on the trash while the compactor was running in order to clear a jammed load that had bridged in the hopper. When the trash finally cleared and went down the hopper, so did Employee #1. His legs became caught in the compactor, resulting in compound fractures. Employee #1 was hospitalized.
Keywords: loading, work rules, clogged, bridged material, leg, fracture, caught by, lockout, trash compactor
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 3350063 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported
2 3350071 Occupation Not Listed

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