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Accident: 200374718 - Employee'S Neck Is Broken When Machine Cycles

Accident: 200374718 -- Report ID: 0454510 -- Event Date: 11/21/2008
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31217042611/21/20082421Kapstone-Lumber Division
On November 21, 2008, Employee #1 and an equipment operator were trying to get a stacker machine to stay in automatic mode in a lumber yard. The operator was on the operator's platform while Employee #1 checked the limit switches from ground level. They were in radio and visual contact when Employee #1 instructed the operator to cycle the machine. Employee #1 climbed up on the hydraulic pump unit looking for a limit switch when the machine cycled. He was killed when he was struck in the back of the head by the carriage, which broke his neck.
Keywords: machine operator, lumber, neck, struck by, hydraulic pump, limit switch, lumber stack, machine--misc
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 312170426 Fatality Other Electronic repairers, communica. & indus. equip.

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