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Accident: 170357008 - Employee'S Arm Fractured When Caught In Chipper Chute Door

Accident: 170357008 -- Report ID: 0950633 -- Event Date: 09/19/1994
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11989586010/12/19947361Volt Temporary Services
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11989585210/12/19942451Fleetwood Enterprises, Inc.
At approximately 1:00 p.m. on September 19, 1994, Employee #1 was in the groundskeeping shop changing the bed blade on a trailer-mounted chipper. He had finished scraping the sap from the bed blade and was sliding out of the chute when the unit tipped over toward him. As the chipper hit the concrete floor, the chute door closed on his left arm. He sustained multiple fractures to his arm and was hospitalized.
Keywords: unsecured, work rules, overturn, fracture, maintenance, chipper, struck by, arm
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 119895860 Occupation Not Listed
2 119895852 Hospitalized injury Fracture Groundskeepers and gardeners, except farm

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