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Accident: 123097.015 - Employee Is Killed By Head Injury From Chain And Sprocket As

Accident: 123097.015 -- Report ID: 0418400 -- Event Date: 01/08/2020
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1455258.01501/09/2020Southern Wood Components Llc
At 7:30 a.m. on January 8, 2020, Employee #1, employed by a lumber component com pany, was straightening slabs before feeding them into a machine. He noticed an upset condition where a chain came off the sprocket of a machine. He entered the area to attempt a corrective action and became caught in the chain and sprocket assembly. A coworker initiated the emergency stop and summoned management. Empl oyee #1 was killed when struck on the head by the shaft on the edger.
Keywords: blunt force trauma, caught between, caught in, chain, edger, emergency stop, head, malfunction, shaft, sprocket, struck by
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1455258.015 39 M Fatality Operations & systems researchers and analysts

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