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Accident: 201955770 - Employee Is Impaled By Wood Kicked Back From Saw

Accident: 201955770 -- Report ID: 0522000 -- Event Date: 06/22/2009
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31339667306/24/20092431American Wood Source, Llc

On June 22, 2009, Employee #1 was operating an MnJ Ultra Multi-blade rip saw (MRS 12-14) when a piece of wood kicked back, punctured his chest, and partially exited his back. Employee #1 was airlifted to Miami Valley Hospital, where he was admitted for treatment, including surgery and placement of a feeding tube. The saw was equipped with three separate sets of anti-kick back fingers, (one on the bottom where the wood enters, and two on top).

Keywords: chest, kick back, abdomen, impaled, guard, machine operator, rip, saw, wood panel, puncture

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 313396673 Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported

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