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Accident: 170238422 - Employee'S Right Forearm Amputated In Chipper

Accident: 170238422 -- Report ID: 1055310 -- Event Date: 01/15/1997
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11533331201/16/19970783Toms Tree Service Inc
Employee #1 was loading branches into a tree chipper. He reached into the chute and when the branches scissored, his hand became caught in the in-running nip points of the feed roller. His right forearm was amputated by the chipper's rotating knives.
Keywords: loading, amputated, shear, work rules, forearm, caught by, roller--mach/part, chipper, nip point
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 115333312 Hospitalized injury Amputation Occupation not reported

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