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Accident: 110344.015 - Worker Injures Hand When Caught In Sawmill Slash Saw

Accident: 110344.015 -- Report ID: 1054115 -- Event Date: 10/19/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1355469.01510/23/20182421317722244 - Ochoco Lumber Company
At 1:30 p.m. on October 19, 2018, an employee was working at a sawmill. He had e xtended his left hand into a slash saw to unjam the machine. The employer report ed that the machine unexpectedly started while the employee was reaching into th e machine's moto sheave. The employee's left hand came in contact with a moving belt. The employee sustained lacerations, broken bones and an avulsion to his le ft hand. He was transported to St. Charles Medical Center, in Bend OR. He underw ent surgery to repair his hand. He was kept overnight at St. Charles for what wa s believed to be observation. He was hospitalized.
Keywords: avulsion, belt, fracture, hand, laceration, lockout/tagout, rotating parts, saw, sawmill, shaft
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1355469.015 42 M Hospitalized injury Machine feeders and offbearers

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