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Accident: 200203404 - Worker Troubleshooting Log Kicker Is Crushed And Killed

Accident: 200203404 -- Report ID: 0418200 -- Event Date: 03/09/2010
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31277779003/15/20102421Keadle Lumber Enterprises, Inc.
On March 9, 2010, Employee #1 was troubleshooting a malfunctioning pneumatically-operated log kicker at a sawmill. The log kicker was in its forward position when Employee #1 began troubleshooting it, but it cycled to its stowed position and crushed Employee #1 against a metal I-beam. He was killed.
Keywords: beam, log loader, maintenance, abdomen, lockout, crushed, point of operation, abrasion, sawmill, contusion
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 312777790 Fatality Bruise/Contus/Abras Miscellaneous woodworking machine operators

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