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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 14255145 - Employee'S Hand Amputated By Veneer Clipper

Accident: 14255145 -- Report ID: 0453710 -- Event Date: 04/02/1987
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
301570804/03/19872435Atlantic Veneer Corp
THE VENEER CLIPPER OPERATOR (EMPLOYEE #1) WAS RESTING ON THE WORK TABLE OF THE CLIPPER DURING LUNCH BREAK. AS SHE STOOD UP HER LEG MADE CONTACT WITH THE BLADE ACTIVATING SWITCH WHILE HER HAND WAS LOCATED BENEATH THE BLADE. HER HAND WAS AMPUTATED AT THE WRIST. THE CLIPPER'S POINT OF OPERATION WAS NOT GUARDED. THE CLIPPER WAS NOT SWITCHED OFF DURING THE LUNCH BREAK. EMPLOYEES IN THE WORK AREA WERE NOT PROHIBITED FROM SITTING ON THE MACHINE TABLES. THE CLIPPER'S SWITCH WAS NOT COVERED OR OTHERWISE PROTECTED TO PREVENT UNINTENDED OPERATION OF THE BLADE.
Keywords: amputated, work rules, lockout, point of operation, hand, unguarded
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 3015708 Hospitalized injury Amputation Miscellaneous woodworking machine operators

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