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Accident: 202587036 - Employee Hand Is Fractured In Sawing Machine

Accident: 202587036 -- Report ID: 0950614 -- Event Date: 04/06/2011
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31531544009/09/20112448Oakland Pallet Co, Inc
At approximately 11:55 a.m. on April 6, 2011, Employee #1 and Employee #2 were starting work and starting up a circular chain table saw machine used for cutting pallet boards. Employee #2 turned on the machine. The saw blade portion of the machine started running, but the table chain rollers did not start. Employee #2 went to the circuit panel box about 10 feet away with his back to the machine. Employee #1 was setting up boards. Employee #1 went underneath the table. Employee #2 did not find any problems with the circuit breakers. He turned to go to feed the end of the saw machine and did not see Employee#1 anywhere. Employee #2 heard a loud thump or jerk from the machine; he turned the machine off, and he saw Employee #1 come up from underneath the machine holding his hands. Employee #1 said he was checking the drive bands of the saw and it started to move catching the fingers of his hand. Employee #1 was not hospitalized for his injury
Keywords: fracture, chain saw, finger, circular saw, circuit breaker, pallet, hand, table saw
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 315315440 Non Hospitalized injury Fracture Sawing machine operators

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