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Accident: 73930.015 - Employee Crushed Between Product Trays And A Destacker Mecha

Accident: 73930.015 -- Report ID: 0454713 -- Event Date: 02/02/2015
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1041324.01502/03/2015Wrigley Manufacturing Company, Llc
At 11:46 p.m. on February 2, 2015, an employee was cleaning the destacker area o f the mogul machine with an 80 psi pneumatic air wand. The track system that fe eds the destacker area was not isolated from the 480-volt electrical energy sour ce and the equipment started unexpectedly. Product trays moved forward to enter the machine and struck the employee. The employee was crushed between the prod uct trays and the frame of the destacker mechanism. Injuries consisted of multi ple fractures, a rupture of pleura, hemothorax, contusions to their abdomen, and several abrasions to the face.
Keywords: abdomen, abrasion, crushed, face, lockout/tagout, rupture, struck by
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1041324.015 54 M Fatality Machine operators, not specified

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