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Accident: 200670636 - Employee Killed When Caught In Wood Chipper

Accident: 200670636 -- Report ID: 0418800 -- Event Date: 05/29/1997
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30049283205/29/19970783Twin Tree Service Inc
Employee #1 was grinding tree branches with a self-feeding wood chipper. He was feeding material into the hopper when he apparently attempted to dislodge or push through jammed material with his foot or hand. Employee #1 was caught by the in-feed wheels and pulled into the chipper blade. He was killed.
Keywords: tree limb, work rules, caught by, jammed, chipper, hand, foot
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 300492832 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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