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Accident: 170088900 - Employee'S Arm Crushed By Falling Hydraulic Cylinder

Accident: 170088900 -- Report ID: 1054114 -- Event Date: 08/07/1995
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12481281908/07/19952421Seneca Sawmill Company

Employee #1, an apprentice electrician, was repairing a log positioning device and had locked out the energy sources with the position device raised. When he removed the temp-sonic sensor rod from the hydraulic cylinder, the device instantly dropped about 18 to 24 in. onto Employee #1's bicep, closing to about 7/8 in. and crushing and fracturing his upper arm. Coworkers applied pressure to his arm while others rigged up come-alongs and relieved the pressure enough to extract Employee #1. He was transported to Sacred Heart Hospital for treatment.

Keywords: fracture, repair, unsecured, work rules, electrician, hydraulic cylinder, crushed, inexperience, arm, falling object

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 124812819 Hospitalized injury Fracture Electricians' apprentices

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