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Accident: 170380729 - Chipper Operator'S Fingers Amputated In Chain And Sprocket

Accident: 170380729 -- Report ID: 0950615 -- Event Date: 08/29/1995
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12028749508/30/19955031Harwood Products
Employee #1, a chipper operator who has been employed at this company since 1986, was helping clear a jam. He was walking past the chain and sprocket drive of a conveyor that carries slash to the chipper. The area was moderately cluttered. The chain guard had been removed four days earlier. The drive has a 15 in. clearance to the opposite wall and is 47 in. above the floor. Three of Employee #1's fingers on his right hand were caught and amputated in the chain and sprocket.
Keywords: chain, clearance, maintenance, amputated, finger, work rules, chipper, sprocket, unguarded
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 120287495 Hospitalized injury Amputation Forestry workers, except logging

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