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Report: Caught in running equipment or machinery during regular operation at Renewable Energy Systems Americas, Inc in Dover, Oklahoma

DATE: 10/25/17

Employees were troubleshooting an elevator. The injured employee opened the overhead hatch and climbed halfway out onto the ladder to attempt to toggle some switches. Another employee hit the up arrow and the elevator moved crushing the injured employee’s right arm between the ladder and the elevator resulting in a fractured and punctured arm. The interlock switch was damaged and did not work allowing the elevator to move with the overhead hatch open.

Report ID 20171010249  
Date 10/25/2017  
UPA 1278404  
Inspection 1275078  
Primary NAICS 237130  
Nature 1972 Soreness, pain, hurt-nonspecified injury
Part of Body 420 Arm(s), unspecified
Source 3460 Elevators, hoists, aerial lifts, personnel platforms-except truck-mounted, unspecified
Event 6412 Caught in running equipment or machinery during regular operation
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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