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Accident: 202314316 - Employee Killed When Operating Chipper Machine

Accident: 202314316 -- Report ID: 0950612 -- Event Date: 11/07/2004
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11964683411/07/20040783Arbor Science, Inc.
On November 7, 2004, Employee #1, working for Arbor Science Inc. in San Jose, CA, was hand feeding brush and tree branches into the hopper of a Bandit, model no. 254 XP, mechanical self feed wood chipper. Employee #1 was found on the feed table, feet first, in the chipper. The chipper was equipped with a stop and reverse device located across the top along each side of the in-feed hopper. There were no witnesses to the accident.
Keywords: brush chipper, tree limb, chipper, laceration
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 119646834 Fatality Amputation Timber cutting and logging occupations

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