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Report: Caught in running equipment or machinery, unspecified at Packaging Corporation of America in Arlington, Texas

DATE: 04/11/18

A temporary employee was stacking material when the punching equipment line was stopped by other employees so they could address the recycling baler. The temporary employee went to the area around the shredder and was attempting to pull some material from underneath a conveyor when the employee’s left hand was caught between the roller and the belt of the conveyor. The employee suffered a crushed left hand, fractured left thumb, and skin removal from the back of the left hand.

Report ID 2018043502  
Date 04/11/2018  
UPA 1327334  
Inspection 1310046  
Primary NAICS 322211  
Nature 1839 Fractures and other injuries, n.e.c.
Part of Body 448 Hand(s) and finger(s)
Source 3421 Conveyors-belt
Event 6410 Caught in running equipment or machinery, unspecified
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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