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Accident: 201952884 - Employee Scalped By Slicer Machine

Accident: 201952884 -- Report ID: 0522000 -- Event Date: 04/06/2001
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30434270204/06/20012435M. Bohlke Veneer Corp.
On April 6, 2001, an employee was scalped when her ponytail wrapped up onto a moving carriage guide screw on a veneer slicer. The employee was wrapped up on the screw and flipped over the screw onto the concrete floor on the opposite side. She sustained multiple injuries including paralysis from fractured vertebrae, which were later fused together.
Keywords: paralysis, hair, slicer, scalp, guide, vertebra, concrete
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 304342702 Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported

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