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Accident: 14478259 - Employee Killed After Striking Against Moving Saw Blade

Accident: 14478259 -- Report ID: 0111100 -- Event Date: 08/27/1987
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10145300908/27/19872421County Forest Products, Inc.
Employee #1 was working at a sawmill. When a piece of wood became jammed between the saw and the mounting table of a 1972 Forest All carriage saw, the sawyer shut down the saws. Employee #1 attempted to free the wood from the lower saw blade before the upper one was idle. He came in contact with the rotating 3 ft diameter blade, amputating his arm and sustaining a fatal head wound. Employee #1 did not lock out the equipment before trying to unjam it and he did not wait until the saws were completely idle before entering the carriage runway .
Keywords: head, amputated, work rules, circular saw, jammed, lockout, saw, laceration, arm, blade
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 101453009 Fatality Cut/Laceration Occupation not reported

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