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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 313845604 - Wm. T. Burnett & Co., Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Nc Charlotte

Nr: 313845604Report ID: 0453730Open Date: 11/30/2009

Wm. T. Burnett & Co., Inc.
2550 West Front Street
Statesville, NC 28677
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 2297/Non-woven Fabrics
NAICS: 313230/Nonwoven Fabric Mills

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:12/03/2009
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:12/17/2009

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Complaint206896425 Yes  

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 202080313Event: 10/22/2009Employee'S Arm Is Lacerated By Hook Blade Knife
On October 22, 2009, Employee #1 was operating a magnetron roll compression machine. The foot pedal was tied down with a bag tie, so that the machine would run continuously. When the supervisor discovered it, Employee #1 grabbed a hook blade knife and attempted to quickly remove the bag tie. In doing so, the hook portion of the blade broke off and caused Employee #1 to strike his lower left arm and wrist area. Employee #1's arm was severely lacerated. His employer took him to the hospital emergency room for medical treatment.
Keywords: knife, foot control, tie wire, laceration, struck by, arm, blade, wrist
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 313845604 Non Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Occupation not reported

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