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Accident: 201611274 - Employee Head Caught Between Object Severs Artery

Accident: 201611274 -- Report ID: 1054118 -- Event Date: 07/26/1999
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30268144008/02/19997363Flexforce Inc
At 7:15 a.m. on July 26, 1999, Employee #1 was observing the lumber stacking process. Employee #1 had given the go-ahead signal to the stacker operator after pulling a broken sticker from the stack of wood. The stacker operator turned to cycle the machine when he heard Employee #1 cry for help. The head of Employee #1 had been caught between the load of wood and the upper frame work just above the stacked lumber, but below the chargers. Employee #1 was hospitalized with a severed artery in his neck.
Keywords: severed, head, caught between, artery, inattention
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 302681440 Hospitalized injury Other Machine feeders and offbearers

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