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Accident: 781062 - Employee Crushed And Killed When Pulled Into Shredder

Accident: 781062 -- Report ID: 0452110 -- Event Date: 11/07/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11594871311/07/19912653Southland Container
Employee #1, a cardboard shredder/baling machine operator, was operating a shredder when he apparently reached into the point of operation at the back of the machine to clear a paper jam. He came in contact with the shaft's rotating parts and was pulled into the machine. Employee #1 was crushed to death.
Keywords: maintenance, paper shredder, rotating shaft, caught by, jammed, lockout, crushed, point of operation, baler
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 115948713 Fatality Other Machine operators, not specified

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