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Accident: 201021318 - Employee Amputated Finger When Lumber Kicked Back

Accident: 201021318 -- Report ID: 0950615 -- Event Date: 06/21/2007
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12553372906/26/20072421Harwood Products
On June 21, 2007, Employee #1, a spotter for a milling and planning machine operation, was placing a piece of scrap lumber onto the chipper conveyor. The lumber kicked back, forcing Employee #1s finger against the metal edge of the feeding slot, inflicting a serious injury. Employee #1 was hospitalized for treatment of an amputated finger.
Keywords: kick back, amputated, finger, milling machine, chipper, conveyor
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 125533729 Hospitalized injury Amputation Milling and planing machine operators

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