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Accident: 201101763 - Employee Injured When Impaled By A Piece Of Wood

Accident: 201101763 -- Report ID: 0950623 -- Event Date: 09/05/2000
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12572290001/30/20015031Auburn Hardwood Corp.
Employee #1 was working as a ripsaw operator and was feeding hardwood lumber through the saw to make one straight edge on the board. This saw has a power feed. Employee #1 was on the out-feed side of the saw, got impatient, and pulled on the board before it was free of the power feed unit. This caused the edging piece of wood to contact the saw and kickback at Employee #1. Employee #1 was struck in the groin area by this small piece of wood. Employee #1 was hospitalized.
Keywords: kick back, impaled, saw, puncture
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 125722900 Hospitalized injury Puncture Sawing machine operators

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