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Accident: 99345.015 - Employee Suffers Multiple Injuries When Caught In Conveyor S

Accident: 99345.015 -- Report ID: 0627700 -- Event Date: 09/21/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1266742.01509/25/2017Green Country Shredding & Recycling, Inc.
At 2:00 p.m. on September 21, 2017, Employee #1 was cleaning paper from the trailer portion of the shred truck. The employee over-rode the toggle switch in the front of the truck's cab, in order to keep the conveyor running. As the employee entered the trailer portion of the shred truck with the conveyor floor on, he became caught in the conveyor system. Employee #1 sustained multiple fractures, as well as tissue, muscle, tendon, and skin damage. The employee was hospitalized for two or more days.
Keywords: paper shredder, conveyor belt, machine guarding, lockout, fracture, conveyor, caught in, skin, tendon
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1266742.015 35 M Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Driver-sales workers

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