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Accident: 14568695 - Employee'S Right Hand Amputated By Saw Blade

Accident: 14568695 -- Report ID: 1054114 -- Event Date: 05/08/1986
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
310960005/08/19862429Silver Tree Cedar Products Inc
EMPLOYEE #1 OPERATED A MULTIPLE RIP SHIM SAW. SAWDUST FROM THE SAW WAS COLLECTED IN A CARDBOARD BOX LOCATED TO ONE SIDE. TOWARD THE END OF THE WORK SHIFT EMPLOYEE #1 WENT TO THE SIDE OF THE SAW TO MANUALLY EMPTY THE SAWDUST BOX, AS WAS THE USUAL PRACTICE. AS EMPLOYEE #1 WAS LEVELLING OFF THE SAWDUST IN THE BOX (WHICH WAS VERY FULL) HIS RIGHT ARM CONTACTED THE NIP POINT ON A V-BELT DRIVE, LOCATED AT THE SIDE OF THE SAW. THE V-BELT GUARD HAD BEEN PREVIOUSLY REMOVED. WHEN THE EMPLOYEE'S HAND CONTACTED THE V-BELT DRIVE, HIS HAND WAS PULLED INTO THE RUNNING SAW. HIS HAND WAS AMPUTATED.
Keywords: amputated, guard, cleaning, saw, nip point, hand, unguarded, inattention
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 3109600 Hospitalized injury Amputation Sawing machine operators

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