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Report: Caught in running equipment or machinery during regular operation at Swan Products, LLC in Waco, Texas

DATE: 06/17/20

An employee was about to start winding the core of a hose on a reel, which requires attaching the end of the core to an air inlet on the side of the reel. The reel becomes automated once the hose core is attached and begins to spin. When she went to attach the core to the air inlet, the reel began to automatically spin. Her hand was caught between the spinning reel and a clamp that holds the pin in, resulting in a fracture to the second metacarpal bone of the left hand.

Report ID 2020065664  
Date 06/17/2020  
UPA 1609094  
Primary NAICS 326191  
Nature 111 Fractures
Part of Body 4429 Finger(s), fingernail(s), n.e.c.
Source 3491 Winders, unwinders
Event 6412 Caught in running equipment or machinery during regular operation
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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