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Accident: 137964.015 - Employee Is Killed After Upper Body Is Struck By Metal Guard

Accident: 137964.015 -- Report ID: 0214500 -- Event Date: 08/10/2021
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1546672.01508/10/2021Pol Landscape Contractors Llc

At 11:00 a.m. on August 10, 2021, an employee was placing dead bushes into a woo d chipper when he was struck in the head and chest by the unsecured metal protec tive cover (guard) for the wood chipper housing. THe employee was killed due to blunt force trauma to the head and chest.

Keywords: blunt force, blunt force trauma, brush chipper, chest, chipper, flying object, guard, head, landscaper, landscaping, loading, machine guarding, machine operator, metal, safety device, struck by, unsecured

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1546672.015 29 M Fatality Laborers, except construction

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