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Report: Caught in running equipment or machinery during maintenance, cleaning at POLY-AMERICA, L.P. in Mont Belvieu, Texas

DATE: 05/03/19

An employee was repairing the speed sensor alignment on a plastic grinder’s out-feed blower. A pipe wrench on the blower shaft spun around and caught his hand between the wrench and the blower housing resulting in lacerations to his hand and a crushing injury to his middle finger.

Report ID 2019054496  
Date 05/03/2019  
UPA 1452052  
Primary NAICS 326199  
Nature 180 Multiple traumatic injuries and disorders, unspecified
Part of Body 448 Hand(s) and finger(s)
Source 3541 Grinders, abraders
Secondary Source 7173 Wrenches-nonpowered
Event 6411 Caught in running equipment or machinery during maintenance, cleaning
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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