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Accident: 170840706 - Employee Injured After Being Struck By Ejected Lumber

Accident: 170840706 -- Report ID: 0950615 -- Event Date: 02/25/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12558451602/26/20029511Timber Cove Recycling
At approximately 9:45 p.m. on February 25, 2002, Employee #1 was called by a coworker to assist with a jam in the baler (compactor). Employee #1 entered the machine and lodged a piece of lumber in the jam while a coworker, the operator, administered the controls. The lumber was ejected and struck Employee #1 on the left cheek, knocking him backwards. No lock-out, tag-out procedures were in place at the time. Employee #1 momentarily lost consciousness but was finally able to get out of the machine. Employee #1 was not hospitalized.
Keywords: ejected, machinist, jammed, lockout, lumber, baler, flying object, face
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 125584516 Non Hospitalized injury Concussion Compressing and compacting machine operators

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