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Accident: 597153 - Employee Dies After Leg Amputated By Auger

Accident: 597153 -- Report ID: 0418100 -- Event Date: 09/20/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11011332109/24/19912421Burt Lumber Company
Employee #1, a night watchman working alone, entered a storage bin for sawdust. He was attempting to knock down a bridge when his right foot became entangled in a feed anger. The employee's leg was amputated below the knee. However, he was able to crawl approximately 50 feet outside the bin before he died.
Keywords: sawdust, amputated, storage bin, auger, entangled, security guard, bridged material, unguarded, foot, leg
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 110113321 Fatality Amputation Occupation not reported

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