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Accident: 14291918 - Employee Killed When He Falls Into Drag Chain Conveyor

Accident: 14291918 -- Report ID: 0355122 -- Event Date: 03/20/1997
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12660294503/20/19972421Blue Ridge Lumber, Inc.
Employee #1 was cleaning bark and mulch debris from a debarker. He was apparently on the log deck and fell, possibly striking his head on the "bull wheel." He was then caught by the moving drag chain and pulled through the 11-inch opening between a supporting steel beam and a drag chain cleat. Employee #1 was killed.
Keywords: drag chain conveyor, work rules, cleaning, caught by, fall
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 126602945 Fatality Fracture Sawing machine operators

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