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Accident: 103829.015 - Employee Falls Into Chipper (Hog Grinder) And Is Killed

Accident: 103829.015 -- Report ID: 0728500 -- Event Date: 03/12/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1301374.01503/13/2018American Walnut Company Llc
At 4:30 p.m. on March 12, 2018, an employee was operating a hog grinder with a hammer mill and augers to make mulch out of lumber scraps. The employee was not attached to a tether line and fell 10 feet into the chute of the grinder. As a result the employee was killed, being pulverized by the blades of the grinder.
Keywords: chipper, fall, fall protection
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1301374.015 38 M Fatality Fracture Machine operators, not specified

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