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Accident: 170570444 - Employee Injured When Scrap Lumber Kicks Back From Saw

Accident: 170570444 -- Report ID: 0454510 -- Event Date: 05/07/1996
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12649742905/14/19962421Georgia Pacific Corporation, Alcolu Sawmill

Employee #1 was using a resaw equipped with a block guard, spreader, and anti-kickback fingers to cut off the edges of raw lumber. A piece of lumber that tapered from 2 in. wide to 1/8 in. wide struck the side of the saw blade and was thrown back into Employee #1. The point of the scrap punctured his abdomen and entered his kidney.

Keywords: kick back, abdomen, impaled, guard, struck against, saw, struck by, flying object, kidney, puncture

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 126497429 Hospitalized injury Puncture Sawing machine operators

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