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Accident: 201353216 - Employee Is Killed By Chipping Machine

Accident: 201353216 -- Report ID: 0419700 -- Event Date: 08/26/2006
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31002742008/28/20062421Suwanee Lumber Company
Employee #1 was replacing the knives on a chipping machine that had not been locked out. When Employee #1 crawled into the point of operation of the chipping machine, the electric eye sensed his presence and activated the hydraulic clamping devices that normally hold a log in place during the chipping process. These devices crushed Employee #1, and he died from these crushing injuries.
Keywords: chest, lockout, caught between, chipper, point of operation
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 310027420 Fatality Bruise/Contus/Abras Occupation not reported

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