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Accident: 202509824 - Groundskeeper Amputates Finger On Wood Chipper

Accident: 202509824 -- Report ID: 0950622 -- Event Date: 04/03/2013
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31681701404/09/20139511County Of Solano

On April 3, 2013, an employee was working as a groundskeeper for the County of Solano in California. He was feeding a brush chipper, which chopped up branches. As he was feeding a branch into the chipper, the ring finger of his left hand became caught between the side frame of the feeding bay of the chipper and the branch. It was amputated.

Keywords: brush chipper, amputated, tree limb, finger, machine operator, caught between

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 316817014 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Groundskeepers and gardeners, except farm

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