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Accident: 170611925 - Employee Injured When Impaled By Flying Piece Of Wood

Accident: 170611925 -- Report ID: 0950662 -- Event Date: 03/26/1999
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12597437803/26/19992521Labruna Industries
Employee #1 was using a Mattison rip saw, model #202, to straight line a 10 ft by 4 in. by 2 3/4 in. maple board. He adjusted the saw to cut a clean edge on the board and then put the board into the self-feeding saw. The drop-off from the cut became lodged under the stock. After it had been cut, he reached for the board to pull it back. The 1/8 in. by 2 3/4 in. drop-off caught the blade of the rip saw and kicked back, striking and impaling Employee #1. He sustained injuries that required hospitalization.
Keywords: kick back, impaled, work rules, saw, struck by, flying object, unguarded
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 125974378 Hospitalized injury Puncture Furniture and wood finishers

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