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Accident: 14440879 - Employee'S Hand Amputated By Hydraulic Rail Splitter

Accident: 14440879 -- Report ID: 1032500 -- Event Date: 02/17/1988
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10189699102/17/19882429B & G Cedar
Employee #1, a new employee at the company, had been working for approximately two hours as the operator of a hydraulic-powered post/rail splitter. The machine is controlled with leg pressure. Employee #1 was trying to position a cedar post on the machine for splitting. His hand was on the end of the cedar post when he inadvertently started the machine. The splitter blade moved forward and caught his left hand against the end of the post. Employee #1's hand was amputated.
Keywords: amputated, caught between, hydraulic tool, blade, hand
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 101896991 Hospitalized injury Amputation Occupation not reported

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