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Inspection: 14842470 - Sewell Plastics Inc

Inspection Information - Office: Maryland Region 2

Nr: 14842470Report ID: 0352420Open Date: 04/16/1984

Sewell Plastics Inc
350 Old Bay Ln
Havre De Grace, MD 21078
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 3089/Plastics Products, Not Elsewhere Classified

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:04/18/1984
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:04/18/1984

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident360588610    

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14459465Event: 03/21/1984Hand Caught Between Revolving Parts Of Machine
A MACHINE OPERATOR WAS OPERATING A PREFORM PLASTIC CONTAINER MACHINE. PRIOR TO BEING FORMED, THE PREFORMS PASS THROUGH BELTS, PULLEYS AND KICKERS. ON OCCASION DURING A SHIFT, THE PREFORMS JAM UP THE MACHINE PRIOR TO BEING FORMED. IT IS AT THIS TIME THAT THE OPERATOR MUST LEAVE STATION, GO TO AN ADJACENT STATION, STOP THE PREFORM OPERATION AND THEN PROCEED TO UNJAM THE FORMS. THIS EMPLOYEE FAILED TO SHUT OFF THE MACHINE PRIOR TO UNJAMMING IT. SHE HAS BEEN A MACHINE OPERATOR FOR 5 YEARS AND HAS BEEN TRAINED BY THE COMPANY. COMPANY POLICY AND TRAINING DICTATES STOPPING THE MACHINE PRIOR TO UNJAMMING. EMPLOYEE STATES THAT SHE DID STOP THE MACHINE BEFORE ATTEMPTING TO UNJAM IT.
Keywords: jammed, forming machine, hand
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 14842470 Hospitalized injury Strain/Sprain Misc. metal & plastic processing machine operators

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