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Report: Caught in running equipment or machinery during maintenance, cleaning at Mohawk Industries in Melbourne, Arkansas

DATE: 01/24/19

Two machine operators were clearing a jam in a feeder machine. When the jam was removed the lever that drops the feeder chains was activated and the feeder chains dropped on the injured employee’s left hand. The injured employee sustained deep puncture/lacerations and a compression injury to the left hand.

Report ID 2019010869  
Date 01/24/2019  
UPA 1420425  
Primary NAICS 314110  
Nature 138 Multiple types of open wounds
Part of Body 440 Hand(s), unspecified
Source 30 Machinery, unspecified
Event 6411 Caught in running equipment or machinery during maintenance, cleaning
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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