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Accident: 200461432 - Employee Crushed And Killed In Firewood Processor

Accident: 200461432 -- Report ID: 0111400 -- Event Date: 11/19/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30554527911/19/20022499Bayview Firewood
At approximately 2:15 p.m. on November 19, 2002, Employee #1, the owner of a firewood processor, crawled into the splitter chamber of the firewood processor to dislodge a piece of jammed wood. While he was positioned in the splitter box, the hydraulic ram repeated its cycle and crushed him before he could remove himself from the splitter box. Employee #1 sustained severe internal abdominal and pelvic area injuries. He was transported by the local fire and rescue squad to the hospital where he died.
Keywords: hydraulic ram, abdomen, jammed, crushed, pelvis
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 305545279 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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