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Accident: 46726.015 - Employee Is Pulled Into Stump Grinding Machine And Is Killed

Accident: 46726.015 -- Report ID: 0111700 -- Event Date: 06/20/2013
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
913043.01506/20/2013Urban Tree Service
At 2:00 p.m. on June 20, 2013, an employee was performing tree stump grinding. The employee appears to have reached underneath the stump grinding machine to re trieve electrical cables. While he was attempting to retrieve them, his shirt b ecame entangled in the rotating blades. This resulted in the employee being pull ed into the machine. The employee received serious puncture wounds to the head and torso area and was killed.
Keywords: agriculture machinery/vehicle, crushing, head, puncture, torso, tree stumping
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 913043.015 43 M Fatality Timber cutting and logging occupations

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