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Report: Compressed or pinched by shifting objects or equipment at PacTiv LLC in Abilene, Texas

DATE: 01/10/17

Two employees were removing an air bladder shaft from a paper core inside a plastic roll. The roll was on a pallet on the floor. An employee was stationed at each side of the roll. The injured employee (temporary employee) was pushing the air release valve signaling the other employee to remove the shaft. When the shaft was removed, the injured employee’s right index finger was caught between the core and the air release valve causing a fracture/laceration to his right index finger. The injured employee was wearing cut resistant gloves.

Report ID 2017010284  
Date 01/10/2017  
UPA 1172377  
Inspection 1202213  
Primary NAICS 423930  
Nature 111 Fractures
Part of Body 4429 Finger(s), fingernail(s), n.e.c.
Source 9999 Nonclassifiable
Event 642 Compressed or pinched by shifting objects or equipment
Hospitalized No  
Amputation Yes  

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