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Accident: 133762.015 - Employee Is Killed After Being Caught In Resaw Machine

Accident: 133762.015 -- Report ID: 0524700 -- Event Date: 03/03/2021
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1517598.01503/03/2021Mckay Hardwoods Llc
At 10:00 a.m. on March 3, 2021, an employee was adjusting a piece of padding on the turner arm of a resaw machine. In order to access the piece, the employee wa s positioned in between the turner arm and a stationary beam of the machine's fr ame. A coworker was directing the employee to use the machine's control panel to raise and lower the turner arm. The coworker did not have a clear sightline to the employee and interpreted a head nod from the employee to push a button and r aise the turner arm. The employee's head/face was caught in a pinch point create d between the turner arm and a stationary beam of the machine's frame, killing h im.
Keywords: bandsaw, caught between, caught by, caught in, crushed, energized, face, frame, head, inspecting, lockout, lockout/tagout, machine cycled, machine guarding, machine shop, machine operator, multi-employer worksite, nip
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1517598.015 34 M Fatality Sawing machine operators

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