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Accident: 201063799 - Employee Suffers Amputation Of Fingers

Accident: 201063799 -- Report ID: 0950632 -- Event Date: 05/21/2001
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12027528405/22/20010783True Green Land Care

At approximately 12:15 p.m. on May 21, 2001, Employee #1 was engaged in trimming trees, and was feeding a freshly cut eucalyptus tree boughs into a chipping machine while his coworker was by the truck adjusting the chipper's chute. Employee #1 was feeding a large tree limb when his right glove was entangled in a large tree branch then pulled into the chipper's intake blades. Employee #1 was able to pull his fingers out before his whole body was feed into the chopping blades. Employee #1 was unable to reach the emergency stop-bar to stop the machine. Employee #1 suffered amputations of three middle right fingers below the second joint. Employee #1 was hospitalized.

Keywords: brush chipper, amputated, finger, glove, emergency stop, blade

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 120275284 Hospitalized injury Amputation Industrial truck and tractor equipment operators

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