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Accident: 735456 - Employee Killed When Caught In Chain And Sprocket Drive

Accident: 735456 -- Report ID: 0454510 -- Event Date: 02/09/1987
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10544530802/11/19872421Georgia-Pacific Corporation
Employee #1 and a coworker were under an Ad Cowest edger (Serial No. 10727) placing a chain back on the sprocket for the transfer table drive, which was the only equipment involved. While Employee #1 was installing the chain, the drive started back up and his jacket was caught in the drive, pulling him into the sprocket. Employee #1 sustained head trauma and was killed. The machine had not been locked out before the employees started working on it.
Keywords: chain, clothing, head, repair, work rules, caught by, lockout, sprocket
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 105445308 Fatality Other Supervisors, mechanics and repairers

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