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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 127380376 - Athelas Institute Inc

Inspection Information - Office: Maryland Region 2

Nr: 127380376Report ID: 0352420Open Date: 02/10/1997

Athelas Institute Inc
9545 Gerwig Lane
Columbia, MD 21046
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 9999/Nonclassifiable Establishments
Mailing: 9104 Red Branch Road, Columbia, MD 21045

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:04/07/1997
Close Case:04/14/1997

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200960805Event: 02/10/1997Employee'S Hand Injured When Caught In Conveyor Belt
Employee #1, who was a member of a work-training group for disabled people, was helping bale shredded paper. In the process, he climbed 8 ft 3 in. onto a machine to pry loose a piece of paper from the conveyor belt. Employee #1's hand was bruised when it became caught between the belt and a parallel metal bar that supported it. The employer operated a registered training facility that was certified by the State of Maryland. The employee who was conducting the training had turned his back for a few minutes when the accident occurred. The trainer responded to the situation immediately and shut off the conveyor, averting a more serious injury. By climbing on the machine, Employee #1 was able to put his hand above where he would normally have been able to reach.
Keywords: metal bar, belt, work rules, belt conveyor, caught between, inexperience, baler, conveyor belt, hand, contusion
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 127380376 Non Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Occupation not reported

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