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Report: Compressed or pinched by shifting objects or equipment at Carlson Mills in Proctor, Arkansas

DATE: 07/06/15

An employee was operating a hammer mill that kept getting jammed. The employee shut down the machine and opened the access door, which had two hinges on both sides to allow the right or left side to open. The employee had removed/unlocked both sides, which caused the door to fall forward. The employee attempted to catch the door, and his right hand got caught between the metal mill door and a metal support beam. The employee was hospitalized and required surgery.

Report ID 2015074356  
Date 07/06/2015  
UPA 998792  
Primary NAICS 311212  
Nature 1972 Soreness, pain, hurt-nonspecified injury
Part of Body 440 Hand(s), unspecified
Source 6511 Doors, except garage and vehicle
Secondary Source 6551 Girders, beams, structural steel
Event 642 Compressed or pinched by shifting objects or equipment
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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