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Accident: 93966.015 - Machine Operator Is Entangled In Winder And Fractures Arm

Accident: 93966.015 -- Report ID: 0523900 -- Event Date: 03/08/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1217893.01503/16/2017General Plastic Extrusions, Inc.
At 5:30 a.m. on March 8, 2017, Employee #1, employed by a manufacturer of plastic extrusions, was working at an extrusion machine. She was attempting to move the plastic web coming from the machine onto a rotating core of the winder. Employee #1 became entangled in the winder. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital. She was admitted and treated for three fractures to her arm that required surgery.
Keywords: plastic mfg, lockout/tagout, machine guarding, fracture, caught in, rotating parts, entangled, arm
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1217893.015 28 F Hospitalized injury Fracture Packaging and filling machine operators

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