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Report: Caught in running equipment or machinery during regular operation at Simmons Food, Inc. in Decatur, Arkansas

DATE: 09/16/15

An employee reached across a conveyor to straighten a 14 lb. bag of dog food that was coming down the conveyor when he slipped and his hand went through the rollers on the transition conveyor. The rollers continued turning and rubbing against the employee’s arm causing severe skin burns to his left forearm. Employee was hospitalized overnight for skin graft purposes.

Report ID 2015096794  
Date 09/16/2015  
UPA 1020704  
Primary NAICS 311111  
Nature 1590 Other burns, unspecified
Part of Body 423 Forearm(s)
Source 3429 Conveyors-powered, n.e.c.
Event 6412 Caught in running equipment or machinery during regular operation
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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