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Accident: 200801488 - Employee'S Leg Is Amputated By Wood Chipper

Accident: 200801488 -- Report ID: 0523300 -- Event Date: 12/22/2004
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30838349601/05/20062448Pallet One
Employee #1 was cleaning the auger pit of a wood chipper while working for his employer. The conveyor belt for the chipper was moving during cleaning operation. While standing on the moving conveyor belt, Employee #1 attempted to step on the chipper auger guard and slipped under the guard into the auger. Employee #1 leg was severed below the knee by the chipper. Employee #1 was transported to the University of Wisconsin Hospital for surgery and treatment.
Keywords: severed, cleaning, slip, chipper, auger, conveyor belt, leg
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 308383496 Hospitalized injury Amputation Miscellaneous woodworking machine operators

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