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Accident: 170361125 - Choker Setter'S Fingers Crushed By Winch Hook And Roller

Accident: 170361125 -- Report ID: 0950623 -- Event Date: 07/20/1995
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11196932511/08/19952411Feather Logging Co Inc
At 4:15 p.m. on July 20, 1995, Employee #1, a choker setter for an employer who logs by contract on U.S. Forest Service land, was seriously injured when his fingers became caught between a winch hook and the vertical right roller of a D6C Caterpillar skidder. Chokers are 5/8 in. cable and the winch line is 7/8 in.; a J type hook is attached to the winch line. Employee #1's left index finger was amputated at the middle knuckle, and his middle and ring fingers were crushed. The middle finger was reattached. Lack of communication between the operator and Employee #1 caused the accident.
Keywords: amputated, finger, work rules, roller--mach/part, caught between, choker setter, crushed, logging, winch, communication
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 111969325 Hospitalized injury Amputation Timber cutting and logging occupations

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