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Accident: 14492441 - Employee Is Struck And Killed By Machine Part

Accident: 14492441 -- Report ID: 0214500 -- Event Date: 04/06/1995
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11411949804/11/19951795Spina Asphalt And Excavating Contractor, Inc.
At approximately 4:30 p.m. on April 6, 1995, Employee #1 was struck by the front part of the hood on a Morbank Eager Beaver wood chipper. He sustained fatal head and face injuries. The two latch pins on the hood and three mounting bolts had been removed before the accident and were found on the flat area of the infeed spout. The employee was either opening or closing the hinged hood when it was struck by the rotating chipper disc. The hood was ripped off its hinge and struck the employee, who was found dead approximately 10 feet away from the chipper.
Keywords: head, work rules, construction, chipper, struck by, face
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 114119498 Fatality Bruise/Contus/Abras Occupation not reported

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