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Accident: 170587505 - Employee'S Hand Amputated When Caught In Brush Chipper

Accident: 170587505 -- Report ID: 0950631 -- Event Date: 11/08/1995
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12590308811/28/19950783Treeco Arborist
Employee #1, a tree trimmer, was operating a brush chipper when a tree branch became lodged in it. He climbed onto the top side of the chipper and unfastened the guard that covers the rotating blades. The chipper was running. He slipped and his right hand contacted the rotating blades and was amputated at the wrist.
Keywords: maintenance, rotating parts, amputated, work rules, jammed, chipper, blade, hand, tree trimming, unguarded
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 125903088 Hospitalized injury Amputation Groundskeepers and gardeners, except farm

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