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Accident: 201760212 - Crushed Against Chipper

Accident: 201760212 -- Report ID: 0626600 -- Event Date: 01/20/1997
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30130729401/23/19972421C.L.W., Inc.
A sawmill employee was tightening a load of lumber on a truck. He was using tie down belts to secure the load. A chipper with unguarded belts and pulleys was operating nearby. As the employee was handling a tie down belt, it got drawn into the unguarded belts on the chipper and crushed the employee against the chipper. The employee died of his injuries.
Keywords: belt, chipper, crushed, pulley, unguarded
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 301307294 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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