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Accident: 170888366 - Employee Fractures Leg In Fall While Clearing Wood Chipper

Accident: 170888366 -- Report ID: 0950615 -- Event Date: 06/11/1997
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12550786306/16/19972421Redwood Empire Sawmill
Employee #1 was learning how to clear a jam from a wood chipper at a wood byproducts plant. He was standing atop the approximately 3 ft high shaft guard, trying to clear the machine when he fell. He sustained a compound fracture of his right leg. Employee #1 had worked at the plant for approximately 6 months, and at the wood chipper for about 1 1/2 weeks. He was not using extension tools to try to clear the machine.
Keywords: fracture, work rules, jammed, chipper, extension handle, fall, leg, unstable position
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 125507863 Hospitalized injury Fracture Miscellaneous woodworking machine operators

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