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Accident: 117334.015 - Employee Amputates Left Arm After Being Pulled Into Chipper

Accident: 117334.015 -- Report ID: 0352430 -- Event Date: 06/20/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1409763.01506/20/2019Nationwide Tree Service, Llc

At 11:15 a.m. on June 20, 2019, an employee was feeding a large branch into a wo od chipper when he caught his leg in a ground rope which was caught by the chipp er. The employee was pulled into the chipper resulting in his left arm being amp utated and requiring hospitalization.

Keywords: amputated, amputation, arm, brush chipper, caught in, chipper, entangled, leg, machine operator, rope, tree, tree limb, tree trimming

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1409763.015 20 M Hospitalized injury Chipper Operator

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