Accident Report Detail
Accident: 200781201 - Employee Killed When Lumber Kicks Back
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Employee #1 was clearing a jam in the planer/trimmer machine when the blocked lumber shot out of the unit and struck him in the abdomen, rupturing a major artery. His screams were heard by coworkers, who called 911. Paramedics transported Employee #1 to a local medical center, where he died. Apparently, the procedure used by Employee #1 to clear the jam was incorrect, causing the piece of wood to kick back.
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