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Accident: 201481686 - Employee Injured When Wood Chipper Started During Welding

Accident: 201481686 -- Report ID: 0950622 -- Event Date: 04/24/1998
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12584025601/21/19992411Philip Lionudakis Dba Lionudakis Wood & Green Wast
At 5:00 p.m. on April 24, 1998, Employee #1 of Lionudakis Wood and Green Waste Recycling was seriously injured when a coworker turned on the wood chipping equipment while he was working on it. Employee #1, with several other employees, was making repairs on a wood chipper. Two employees were replacing a clutch, and the other two employees were welding. Employee #1 was welding inside the chipper; the other was welding on the outside of the chipper. An employee, who was described as sort of a foreman, instructed the employee assisting him to lift the safety bar so he could start the chipper. He started the equipment with Employee #1 inside the grinder section of the chipper, causing injury to that employee. Employee #1 suffered multiple injuries that required hospitalization for treatment.
Keywords: wood chips, welder, welding, chipper, safety bar, struck by, contusion
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 125840256 Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Heavy equipment mechanics

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