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Accident: 202686838 - Employee Lacerates Fingers Operating Wood Slicer Machine

Accident: 202686838 -- Report ID: 0950633 -- Event Date: 01/28/2013
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31621089703/05/20137041Forest Home Inc
At approximately 2:15 p.m. on January 28, 2013, Employee #1, with Forest Home Inc., was operating the wood splitter in the Wood Splitter Area cutting logs of different diameters. Upon cutting a log, Employee #1 proceeded to the area where the blade of the wood splitter comes down to split the log. As Employee #1 was adjusting the log, the blade crept down onto his left hand crushing his left middle, ring and little fingers. The cause of this accident was that the point of operation of the wood splitter was not properly guarded. Employee #1 was hospitalized.
Keywords: slicer, finger, log, laceration, point of operation, blade, unguarded
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 316210897 Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Laborers, except construction

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