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Accident: 171020225 - Employee Dies After Striking Head On Pavement

Accident: 171020225 -- Report ID: 0552652 -- Event Date: 07/11/1995
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12482931807/11/19950783West Michigan Tree Services
On July 11, 1995, Employee #1, of West Michigan Tree Service, was attempting to close the disc guard on a brush chipper while it was running. During his attempt, the guard was struck by the paddle on the back of the disc. The guard then struck the employee in the chin, throwing him backward. His head struck the parking lot pavement. Employee #1 died. Citations were issued for serious violations of 4081-5343(2) and 40118-0034(9).
Keywords: head, work rules, struck against, lockout, chipper, struck by, face
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 124829318 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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