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Accident: 201203031 - Employee'S Fingers Are Amputated In Chipper

Accident: 201203031 -- Report ID: 1054114 -- Event Date: 12/09/2005
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30941916612/13/20052436Freres Lumber Co Inc
At approximately 11:20 p.m. on December 9, 2005, Employee #1 was attempting to remove wood debris from the in-feeder of a chipper, at Freres Lumber. He had raised the guard over the in-feeder to allow access to the debris that was causing a blockage. He was injured when the glove on his right hand got caught and his hand was pulled into the in-feed. He was hospitalized for the amputation of his little finger and a portion of the ring finger on his right hand.
Keywords: wood chips, amputated, finger, guard, work rules, chipper, hand
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 309419166 Hospitalized injury Amputation Milling and planing machine operators

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