Accident Investigation Summary
|Summary Nr: 201161999
||Event: 05/31/2000||Employee'S Hand Crushed By Conveyor Platform|
At 5:30 a.m. on May 31, 2000, Employee #1, a master mechanic for Arrowhead Mountain Spring Water Company, was repairing a limit switch on a pallet conveyor. When the pallets reached the end of the conveyor, they dropped approximately 4 in. Employee #1 was adjusting the amount of drop (which was controlled by the switch) when a platform fell on his left hand. He was unable to free himself, and yelled to a nearby coworker, who helped him raise the platform and release his hand. Employee #1's left hand was crushed, requiring hospitalization and surgical repair . Although Employee #1 had locked out the electrical power to the platform, he did not physically block the platform to prevent its movement while he adjusted it.
fracture, blocks, work rules, mechanic, lockout, caught between, crushed, conveyor, mech mat handling, hand
||Supervisors, mechanics and repairers|