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Accident: 170804652 - Employee'S Leg Injured When Struck By Chipper Head

Accident: 170804652 -- Report ID: 1054112 -- Event Date: 06/22/1995
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12668007306/22/19951796Consolidated Sawill Machinery International Inc.
At approximately 9:15 a.m. on June 21, 1995, Employee #1 was using an overhead crane with a chain sling to move a 4 ft diameter chipper head (metal disk). He was positioning the chipper head onto the hub of a 10HC milling machine when the chain broke, causing the chipper head metal disk to fall and hit his leg. Employee #1 sustained a broken leg that required surgery.
Keywords: chain, fracture, construction, equipment failure, overhead crane, struck by, sling, falling object, broken chain, leg
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 126680073 Hospitalized injury Fracture Drilling and boring machine operators

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