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Accident: 115570.015 - Employee Sustains Amputation Of Fingertip On Stacker

Accident: 115570.015 -- Report ID: 1032500 -- Event Date: 04/12/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1394746.01504/16/2019Idaho Forest Group
At 4:15 p.m. on April 12, 2019, an employee was working at a sawmill. He was ban ding a unit of lumber. When he activated the stacker outfeed chains, the unit of lumber moved forward. It pinched the middle finger on the employee's right hand . The employee sustained the amputation of the tip of that finger. The narrative was not clear on whether he was hospitalized. Causes of the incident included t he employee's contact with moving equipment, his not turning off the stacker out feed chains, and incorrect design of the limit switch.
Keywords: amputated, amputation, caught between, chain, finger, fingertip, lumber stack, pinched, sawmill
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1394746.015 65 M Non Hospitalized injury Laborers, except construction

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