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Accident: 759217 - Employee'S Fingertip Crushed By Board Shuttle On Hopper

Accident: 759217 -- Report ID: 0551800 -- Event Date: 01/05/1988
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10399799501/13/19882448Dodd Saw Mills, Inc.
At approximately 10:30 a.m. on January 5, 1988, Employee #1's job was to place 1 by 4 boards into the hopper so the board shuttle could feed them into the automatic nailer. The Morgan automatic nailing machine has three hoppers and can take lumber to 36 inches in length; the three hoppers can be spaced apart up to 18 inches. After placing boards in the hopper, Employee #1 was waiting for the machine to cycle so he could re-fill the hopper. He placed his left hand near the board feed stop. The board shuttle, which cycles every 6 seconds, came forward and caught his left index finger against the shuttle stop. The fingertip was crushed.
Keywords: finger, caught between, crushed, hand, hopper
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 103997995 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Nailing and tacking machine operators

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