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Accident: 201621950 - Employee Amputates Leg In Wood Production Operation

Accident: 201621950 -- Report ID: 1054116 -- Event Date: 01/05/2006
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30968820801/06/20062436Murphy Company
On January 5, 2006, Employee #1 walked to a core chain that transferred peeler log cores to a storage chain and whole log chipper. He was attempting to clear a cross up of log cores that had been peeled by a Veneer lathe. His right leg slipped down through a moving box chain into an opening in the metal pan below the chain. The chain dragged his leg over a metal edge, causing amputation to the leg below the knee. He was dragged back to the core stop, where he got off the chain and hopped to the core operator station. From here he moved to the lathe operator station. His supervisors and coworkers were contacted and they called 911 and activated the EMS system. The paramedics, upon arrival, stabilized the employee and asked the coworkers to retrieve the missing appendage. Employee #1 was transported to an emergency medical center.
Keywords: chain, lathe, amputated, log, stuck, dragged, chipper, point of operation, logging, leg
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 309688208 Hospitalized injury Amputation Miscellaneous woodworking machine operators

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