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Accident: 202507786 - Employee Amputates Fingers Using Wood Chipper

Accident: 202507786 -- Report ID: 0950622 -- Event Date: 07/27/2010
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31432421107/28/20101522Contemporary Housing Solutions, Llc
At approximately 4:16 p.m. on July 27, 2010, Employee #1, an employee of Contemporary Housing Solutions, LLC, was feeding tree branches into a wood chipper, and the glove on his left hand got caught on a branch. His left hand was pulled into the chipper and all five fingers were amputated. Employee #1 was transported to John Muir Medical Center and was hospitalized.
Keywords: amputated, tree limb, finger, glove, caught by, construction, chipper, blade, hand
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling Demolition Under $50,000 1 12
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 314324211 Hospitalized injury Amputation Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Landscaping
FatCause: Other

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