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Accident: 170888648 - Employee'S Finger Amputated In Motor When Chain Breaks

Accident: 170888648 -- Report ID: 0950615 -- Event Date: 11/23/1996
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12550565111/26/19962421Redwood Empire Sawmill
Employee #1 was standing on a platform helping to set up a 200 hp electrical motor. The support chain was overstressed and it broke. The 2,000 to 3,000 lb motor fell, amputating Employee #1's right ring finger. At the time of the accident, he had been working at the sawmill for 1 1/2 years,
Keywords: chain, electric motor, amputated, finger, work rules, overloaded, equipment failure, mech mat handling, struck by, broken chain
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 125505651 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Laborers, except construction

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