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Accident: 53286.015 - Employee Falls Into Rotating Saw Blade And Is Killed

Accident: 53286.015 -- Report ID: 0316700 -- Event Date: 10/14/2013
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
943170.01510/15/2013Detweiler Lumber, Llc

At 3:00 p.m. on October 14, 2013, Employee #1 was blowing debris off of the log carriage with compressed air. The employee was within three feet of a large 56-i nch rotating head saw when he tripped and fell into the saw blade. Employee #1 s ustained severe lacerations to his lower back, possibly severing his spinal cord , killing him.

Keywords: back, cleaning, compressed air, fall, laceration, machine guarding, rotating parts, saw, spine, tripped

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 943170.015 27 M Fatality Sawing machine operators

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