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Accident: 201481579 - Employee'S Fingers Amputated In Logging Accident

Accident: 201481579 -- Report ID: 0950622 -- Event Date: 08/10/1998
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12583966201/06/19990851Sierra Resource Mgt
On August 10, 1998, Employee #1, a choker setter for a logging company, lost two fingers of the left hand when they became caught between the choker cable and the left vertical entrance roller on the rear-mounted winch (power generated) on a D7 Caterpillar that was being used to skid logs. The fingers were amputated during an attempt to attach another log to the skid.
Keywords: amputated, finger, roller--mach/part, choker setter, choker cable, logging, winch, hand
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 125839662 Hospitalized injury Amputation Timber cutting and logging occupations

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