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Accident: 14506919 - Employee Killed When Clothing Caught By Rotating Shaft

Accident: 14506919 -- Report ID: 0830500 -- Event Date: 11/19/1987
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
186769611/20/19872421Louisiana Pacific Corp.

Employee #1, a debarker operator, was clearing a wood jam in a sawmill. He climbed into a nearby conveyor pit but failed to perform the electrical lockout procedure and left one conveyor running. Employee #1 came into contact with a rotating shaft that had an unprotected keyway slot. His clothes wrapped around the rotating shaft, strangling and killing him. Employee #1 was found after several minutes, but attempts to revive him were unsuccessful.

Keywords: clothing, rotating shaft, work rules, caught by, jammed, lockout, sawmill, strangulated, entangled, unguarded

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1867696 Fatality Asphyxia Machine operators, not specified

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