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Accident: 96618.015 - Employee Injures Leg When Struck By Moving Parts Of Bagging

Accident: 96618.015 -- Report ID: 0317700 -- Event Date: 06/05/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1240080.01506/07/2017Us Greenfiber, Llc
At 6:39 p.m. on June 5, 2017, an employee was operating a bagging machine. For a n unknown reason, during work, the employee left his work station to talk with a coworker at a neighboring bagging machine. Access between bagging station was n ot an easy task, requiring the worker to climb under a guard and over a door of his neighbors workstation. After talking with his coworker, the employee proceed ed to step back under his coworkers work station guard and over a door of some s ort. Before the employee could clear a distance from the machine, the coworker a ctivated its bagging cycle. The machine's guard struck the employee and its door caught his right leg. The employee sustained multiple fractures to his right le g that included the tibia, fibula, and ankle, which he was hospitalized and rece ived treatment for his injuries.
Keywords: caught in, crushing, fracture, guardrail, leg, machine guarding, struck by
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1240080.015 23 M Hospitalized injury Machine operators, not specified

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