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Accident: 96019.015 - Employee'S Arm Is Caught In Belt Conveyor Feeding Horizontal

Accident: 96019.015 -- Report ID: 0418600 -- Event Date: 05/23/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1236873.01506/01/2017Swift Lumber, Inc.
At approximately 3:00 a.m. on May 23, 2017, Employee #1 was cleaning around a co nveyor belt. The conveyor fed wood waste trimmings to a horizontal wood grinder and was moving at a speed of 128 feet/min. As he cleaned the conveyor belt, his right arm was caught between the tail pulley and belt of the long inclined belt conveyor, causing multiple fractures to his right arm. Employee #1 was transport ed to a medical center, where he received treatment and was then hospitalized.
Keywords: arm, belt conveyor, caught by, cleaning, conveyor, fracture
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1236873.015 35 M Hospitalized injury Laborers, except construction

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