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Accident: 958405 - Employee'S Hand Crushed In Blocked Sand Chute

Accident: 958405 -- Report ID: 0950622 -- Event Date: 10/11/1996
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12565638912/17/19963259Pioneer Roofing Tile, Inc.
At approximately 11:00 p.m. on October 1996, Employee #1 responded to an alarm at the sand silo area where a sand chute had become blocked. He attempted to clear the jammed wet sand by reaching into the chute area. In doing so, he leaned on the scale railing. Given a false weight reading, the gate closed, catching his right hand between the chute plate and the sand within the chute. His hand was crushed and Employee #1 was hospitalized.
Keywords: maintenance, work rules, lockout, caught between, clogged, crushed, hand, inattention
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 125656389 Hospitalized injury Fracture Supervisors, production occupations

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