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Accident: 171020027 - Employee Killed In Chipper

Accident: 171020027 -- Report ID: 0552652 -- Event Date: 09/02/1994
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12439324009/07/19940783Mount Clemens Tree Service
On September 2, 1994, Employee #1, of Mt. Clements Tree Service, was operating a harvester chipper that was equipped with a grapple feed arm. A witness said that Employee #1 exited the machine's cab and was standing in front of the feeder while the machine was running. He then leaned toward the feeder with his upper torso and his hands made a motion while his head went into the feed end of the machine. Employee #1's body was drawn through the chipper and he was killed.
Keywords: work rules, equipment operator, caught by, harvester, chipper, tree trimming
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 124393240 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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