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Accident: 955088 - Employee'S Clothing Caught In Ironer Roller, Arm Amputated

Accident: 955088 -- Report ID: 0355112 -- Event Date: 11/05/1990
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10574560811/05/19907213Shared Hospital Services
At 6:28 a.m. on October 31, 1990, Employee #1 started up a large commercial ironing machine while wearing street clothes and a loose cardigan sweater dress. It was her responsibility to start the iron and this clothing was allowed by the employer. She proceeded to the right side of the ironer to lower the rollers. As she passed the center of the ironer, the feed belts and roller caught her sweater and pulled her right hand and arm into the rollers, amputating her arm below the elbow. Employee #1 was hospitalized.
Keywords: clothing, amputated, work rules, caught by, roller--mach/part, arm, nip point, hand, ironing machine
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 105745608 Hospitalized injury Amputation Laundering and dry cleaning machine operators

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