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Accident: 115557.015 - Sawmill Worker'S Left Arm Is Amputated

Accident: 115557.015 -- Report ID: 0317500 -- Event Date: 04/17/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1394677.01504/19/2019Eby Sawmill, Llc
At 6:45 a.m. on April 17, 2019, an employee was working at a sawmill. He noticed that the conveyor under the trimmer saw was not functioning. He went to the rea r of the trimmer and opened the cover to one of the blade areas. The employee le aned in toward the machine to check for a jam. His clothing became caught on an unguarded sprocket on the rear of the trimmer saw. His left arm was pulled into the nip point. He suffered an injury to his left arm that resulted in an amputat ion. He was hospitalized. There were two inspections associated with this invest igation, 1394677 and 1394706.
Keywords: amputated, amputation, arm, caught between, caught by, caught in, clothing, conveyor, guardrail, handrail, jammed, lockout, machine guarding, nip point, saw, sawmill, sprocket, unguarded
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1394677.015 49 M Hospitalized injury Machine operators, not specified

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