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Accident: 14299614 - Employee'S Thumb Amputated In Chipper

Accident: 14299614 -- Report ID: 0352440 -- Event Date: 05/28/1985
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1482913906/13/19850783Able Tree And Crane Service

Employee #1 was operating a chipper when his eyeglasses dropped behind the rotor. He was wearing heavy duty gloves, and when he reached behind the machine to pick up the glasses his left thumb was caught by the in-running pulley and amputated. The machine is a Vermeer 1600 chipper, tag #08491.

Keywords: clothing, amputated, work rules, caught by, thumb, lockout, chipper

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 14829139 Hospitalized injury Amputation Occupation not reported

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