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Accident: 170081236 - Employee Dies When Struck By Flying Chipper Housing

Accident: 170081236 -- Report ID: 0625700 -- Event Date: 04/18/1995
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11034762204/24/19952421Crawford Tie & Lumber Co., Inc.
At approximately 3 p.m. on April 18, 1995, Employee #1 was working about 2 ft to 2 1/2 ft from a chipper at a small sawmill operation. His job was to monitor the chipper as well as the vibrating trough that carried wood chips into the chipper. A section of the chipper's upper housing, made of 1/4 in. thick steel, came forcibly loose from the rest of the machine. It knocked down a roof support post and struck and killed Employee #1. It is suspected that some type of foreign object entered the chipper, causing it to come apart. The chipper was built by Mor-Bar, serial #254, model # 348.
Keywords: chipper, struck by, flying object
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 110347622 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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