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Accident: 14423339 - Struck By Board Thrown From Saw

Accident: 14423339 -- Report ID: 0729300 -- Event Date: 10/18/1984
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
147134110/25/19842421Chitwood Mills
ON OCTOBER 18, 1984 AT 7:15 AM, EMPLOYEE #1 WAS FEEDING A 6 INCH X 8 INCH BY 38 INCH PIECE OF WOOD INTO A SELF-FED CIRCULAR GANG SAW. A PIECE OF WOOD (3/4" X 6" X 38") WAS THROWN OUT OF THE SAW AND STRUCK EMPLOYEE #1 IN THE CHEST. A PULMONARY ARTERY WAS CUT. HE DIED 2 HRS LATER.
Keywords: board, chest, circular saw, saw, struck by, artery, flying object
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1471341 Fatality Puncture Occupation not reported

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