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Accident: 116436.015 - Employee Amputates Finger From Wood Splitter

Accident: 116436.015 -- Report ID: 0522500 -- Event Date: 05/15/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1402456.01505/21/2019Millwood Lumber Inc.
At approximately 1:45 p.m. on May 15, 2015, an employee was operating a foot-ope rated power-split vertical wood splitter to split firewood. The employee had one hand on the piece of wood and was distracted by their coworkers. The employee o perated the hydraulic splitter while the hand was between the top of the log and the splitter knife. The employee's left index finger was amputated between the first and the second knuckle. The employee was hospitalized for these injuries.
Keywords: amputated, finger, hydraulic cylinder, log
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1402456.015 20 M Non Hospitalized injury Machine operators, not specified

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