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Accident: 14371322 - Employee Killed When Impaled By Falling Timber

Accident: 14371322 -- Report ID: 0522000 -- Event Date: 06/26/1993
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10303103506/28/19931541Humble Construction Company

Employee #1 was dismantling a wooden hood over the dryers on a paper machine when part of the 4 in. by 4 in. framing timber came loose and fell. It struck the employee in the neck and shoulder. The sharp point on the end of the timber penetrated his neck and entered his chest cavity. Employee #1 was pronounced dead on arrival at the local hospital.

Keywords: chest, dismantling, impaled, construction, lumber, neck, struck by, falling object

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 103031035 Fatality Puncture Carpenters

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