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Accident: 170133664 - Employee Struck And Killed By Projecting Piece Of Lumber

Accident: 170133664 -- Report ID: 1054118 -- Event Date: 03/23/1994
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12374612503/24/19942411Dennis Jespon Delmar Jepson & Donald Jepson
Employee #1, a chipper operator for Jepson & Sons Logging, was chipping small pieces of logs and discovered that the in-feed conveyor was plugged. He left his station while the infeed conveyor and chipper were still running. While Employee #1was clearing the conveyor, a piece of lumber, of undetermined size, was thrown out of the chipper. It hit him in the right side of the upper torso. Employee #1 sustained massive internal injuries and four broken ribs. Rescue personnel failed to stop internal bleeding and Employee #1 was pronounced dead at the scene.
Keywords: maintenance, loss of blood, torso, lockout, chipper, clogged, lumber, struck by, flying object, logging
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 123746125 Fatality Other Timber cutting and logging occupations

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