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Accident: 201076171 - Employee Is Killed When Caught In Wood Chipper

Accident: 201076171 -- Report ID: 0950632 -- Event Date: 12/14/2010
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31268522512/14/20100783Steve Nagel
At approximately 3:00 p.m. on December 14, 2010, Employee #1, an agricultural caretaker with an avocado ranch, was clearing brush and trees on a hillside just outside of an avocado grove. Employee #1 used a wood chipper that he owned. While using his right foot to push brush into the chipper, his foot became caught in the machine and he was pulled into it up to his waist. Employee #1's son was able to shut off the machine and extricate Employee #1, who was killed.
Keywords: amputated, agriculture, machine operator, caught by, chipper, foot
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 312685225 Fatality Amputation Farm workers

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