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Accident: 201496304 - Employee Gets Leg Amputation By Baler

Accident: 201496304 -- Report ID: 0950625 -- Event Date: 10/25/2011
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31507431003/28/20122653International Paper Company
At approximately 4:30 p.m. on October 25, 2011, Employee #1 of International Paper Company was operating a baler when the baler's chute had become jammed with scraps of trim coming from the corrugators. Employee #1 had been standing on the ledge and the open main chutes door frame approximately 4 feet 11 inches above the working floor surface to un-jam the baler chute with a 5 ft. pole. The ram of the baler had cycled as Employee #1 was un-jamming the scraped cardboard when his right leg was caught and crushed. Employee #1 was transported by Air Ambulance to Community Regional Medical Center in Fresno, CA. emergency room for treatment of his injuries and admitted.
Keywords: amputated, jammed, baler, leg
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 315074310 Hospitalized injury Amputation Laborers, except construction

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