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Accident: 98888.015 - Employee Sustains Broken Arm And Wrist While Polishing A Con

Accident: 98888.015 -- Report ID: 0950635 -- Event Date: 08/30/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1262733.01509/08/2017Conveyor Service Electric
At 11:00 a.m. on August 30 , 2017, a machinist was polishing a conveyor roller u sing a lathe and emery cloth. The employee applied power to the lathe, and the c onveyor roller began spinning and the employee placed a piece of emery cloth aro und the part and gripped both ends of the emery cloth together tightly with both hands and began to polish the part. The employee gripped the emery cloth too ti ght and the emery paper wrapped around the roller as it was turning. The employe e did not have a chance to let go of the cloth and the left arm became twisted a round the turning part. The employee sustained a fracture to the left arm and le ft wrist. The employee's supervisor was in the machine shop but did not witness the accident. The employee was transported by ambulance to St. Francis Medical C enter and treated. The employer is a machine shop and specializes in designing, building, installing and repairing conveyor belt systems.
Keywords: arm, caught by, conveyor, fracture, machinist, maintenance, wrist
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1262733.015 51 M Hospitalized injury Machine operators, not specified

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